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  Duke TKOs Maryland, 71-56
Gray Scores 28, Frese Ejected Late
February 11, 2013

 
By Rob Clough, Photos by Orin Day

Duke's Chelsea Gray drives on Alyssa Thomas during Duke's 71-56 win over Maryland. Gray scored a game and career high 28 points.
Duke's Chelsea Gray drives on Alyssa Thomas during Duke's 71-56 win over Maryland. Gray scored a game and career high 28 points.
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In a physically brutal game, Duke and Chelsea Gray in particular rose to the occasion with a 29-12 closing run to turn a two point deficit into yet another double-digit victory. None of Duke's 22 victories have been closer than ten points, but such a margin against #7 Maryland is an impressive achievement. The shorthanded Terps saw several of their players suffer bad shooting nights and simply didn't have the resources on the bench to bring in players to spark their offense. Meanwhile, the Devils enjoyed a 23-8 edge in bench points, getting a significant lift from Tricia Liston and Allison Vernerey. Duke was just -2 against the #2 rebounding team in the country and were dead even in second chance points (15-15). Just as important was Duke's 28-14 edge in points in the paint, as the Devils forced Maryland to take a lot of jump shots. When the Terps hit a few, they were able to stay in the game. When Duke started locking in on the Maryland shooters, the Terps had trouble scoring, especially when one considers how the game was officiated.

With a veteran ref crew led by Dee Kantner, the officials mostly let the players play and were reluctant to call much, especially inside. As a result, they very nearly lost control of the game. Vernerey was shoved out of bounds on one play and went flying into the chairs, Chelsea Gray got taken down on another player, and then Gray shoved Alyssa Thomas out of bounds. That's the play that got Maryland coach Brenda Frese kicked out of the game with two quick technical fouls, from two different officials. Frese had been warned five minutes into the game to keep her mouth shut by the third of the officials, so it's not surprising that she got the quick hook. That came with Duke up 59-50 with four minutes left and it essentially ended the game as Gray gleefully drained four straight foul shots. Both teams fought like crazy and never quit, and that's reflected in relatively even hustle stats. Duke's best two players simply outplayed Maryland's best two players and seized control of the ACC race.

Top Performers:

  1. Chelsea Gray, Duke. Gray had a career-high 28 points, with 17 coming in the last 8:35 of the game. Throw in 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals, and it's one of the finest games of her career.

  2. Elizabeth Williams, Duke. 16 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks. She battled brilliantly against Maryland's imposing frontcourt.

  3. Tricia Liston, Duke. She was Duke's big gun in the first half with 11 points and scored 17 for the game.

Game Analysis

Why Duke Won: The Devils were only -2 on the boards, were even on second-chance points, doubled Maryland's free throw attempts and had a 28-14 edge in points in the paint. More importantly, its best two players (Gray & Williams) combined for 44 points on 12-25 shooting and 17-18 free throw shooting, whereas Maryland's two best players combined for 20 points on 7-30 shooting from the floor.

Why Maryland Lost: With its star players struggling to knock down shots, Maryland simply didn't have enough weapons to make up for their difficulties. When Katie Rutan was just 1-8 in the second half after shooting 4-7 in the first, that ended Maryland's chances of staying in the game.

The Game Turned When...: Chelsea Gray drained a huge three after Maryland took a brief lead in the second half, sparking a 13-2 run that put Duke in control.

X-Factor: Allison Vernerey. She teamed with Williams to play suffocating post defense (especially after the Terps got offensive rebounds), she hit a crucial hook shot, she grabbed tough rebounds and she was even rewarded with a late fast break basket. She gave Duke exactly the kind of lift that Maryland desperately needed from their bench.

Ramifications: Duke is now in command of the ACC at 12-0; both Maryland and UNC are a full two games behind at 10-2. The Devils have a tough closing schedule (including a return trip to Maryland and a visit from UNC), but winning this game puts them in great shape.

DWHoops Photos by Orin Day

Over 100 public photos are below, with many more exclusive photos for Digest members. A gallery with a Duke focus is available at DWHoops.com.
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray fired up in Duke's pregame huddle  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray fired up in Duke's pregame huddle
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Tianna Hawkins waits for the tipoff  - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Tianna Hawkins waits for the tipoff
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Link to this Photo Elizabeth Williams drew first blood for Duke  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams drew first blood for Duke
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

Link to this Photo Alyssa Thomas pushes the ball up court for Maryland  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Alyssa Thomas pushes the ball up court for Maryland
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Duke guards swarm Alyssa Thomas  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Duke guards swarm Alyssa Thomas
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Maryland's Chloe Pavlech  - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Maryland's Chloe Pavlech
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech

Link to this Photo This no-call suggested that not a lot of fouls would be called  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
This no-call suggested that not a lot of fouls would be called
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Link to this Photo Rutan was whistled for an offensive foul  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Rutan was whistled for an offensive foul
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Coach Frese tells official Cameron Inouye what she thought of the call on Rutan  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Coach Frese tells official Cameron Inouye what she thought of the call on Rutan
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese

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Link to this Photo Alexis Jones poised to pounce on Chloe Pavlech  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Alexis Jones poised to pounce on Chloe Pavlech
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Link to this Photo Coach Frese exhorts her team from the Maryland sideline  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Coach Frese exhorts her team from the Maryland sideline
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo Two of our three ACC Women's Basketball digest cover girls go head-to-head  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Two of our three ACC Women's Basketball digest cover girls go head-to-head
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

Link to this Photo Gray pulls up for a sick fall-away jumper  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Gray pulls up for a sick fall-away jumper
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Denise Brooks makes a point to Maryland's Katie Rutan during a break in the action  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Denise Brooks makes a point to Maryland's Katie Rutan during a break in the action
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Alyssa Thomas avoids the Elizabeth Williams block to score, and it's a 13-9 Duke lead at the first media time out.  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Alyssa Thomas avoids the Elizabeth Williams block to score, and it's a 13-9 Duke lead at the first media time out.
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

Link to this Photo Coach Frese not happy at the start of the first media time out  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Coach Frese not happy at the start of the first media time out
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo Cameron Inouye encourages Coach Frese to return to the Maryland bench at the start of a media time out  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Cameron Inouye encourages Coach Frese to return to the Maryland bench at the start of a media time out
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo Dee Kantner warns Maryland coach Brenda Frese during the first media time out of the game  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Dee Kantner warns Maryland coach Brenda Frese during the first media time out of the game
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese

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Link to this Photo Maryland assistant Marlin Chinn meets with Dee Kantner as Duke assistant Al Brown approaches  - Duke Tags: Al Brown - MD Players: Assistant Coach Marlin Chinn
Maryland assistant Marlin Chinn meets with Dee Kantner as Duke assistant Al Brown approaches
 
Duke Tags: Al Brown
 
MD Tags: Assistant Coach Marlin Chinn
Link to this Photo The Maryland huddle, where the roster of injured players would be the makings of their own quality lineup (if healthy)
The Maryland huddle, where the roster of injured players would be the makings of their own quality lineup (if healthy)

Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray lets a finger roll go over Malina Howard as Katie Rutan takes the charge  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan, #4 Malina Howard
Chelsea Gray lets a finger roll go over Malina Howard as Katie Rutan takes the charge
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan, #4 Malina Howard
Link to this Photo Coach Frese incensed after a badly missed call, a Duke player deflected a Maryland inbounds pass and the ball was awarded to Duke  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Coach Frese incensed after a badly missed call, a Duke player deflected a Maryland inbounds pass and the ball was awarded to Duke
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo Liston drives on Austin  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #0 Sequoia Austin
Liston drives on Austin
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #0 Sequoia Austin

Link to this Photo Liston scores on the Duke possession that shouldn't have been  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston scores on the Duke possession that shouldn't have been
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Sequoia Austin loses control of the ball  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - MD Players: #0 Sequoia Austin
Sequoia Austin loses control of the ball
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
MD Tags: #0 Sequoia Austin
Link to this Photo Battle for the loose ball  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - MD Players: #0 Sequoia Austin
Battle for the loose ball
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
MD Tags: #0 Sequoia Austin

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Link to this Photo The ball went out of bounds apparently off Maryland's Austin and then Thomas, but it was awarded to the Terps.  If it was a
The ball went out of bounds apparently off Maryland's Austin and then Thomas, but it was awarded to the Terps. If it was a "make-up call" for the previous miscue, that's fine by me.
Link to this Photo Tricia Liston answers a Maryland three with one of her own, Duke up 18-12  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Tricia Liston answers a Maryland three with one of her own, Duke up 18-12
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo Gray no-look pass to Liston  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Gray no-look pass to Liston
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan

Link to this Photo Katie Rutan gets an open look from three.  Between the 15:04 mark and the 4:22 mark, Maryland's only points came from behind the arc.  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Katie Rutan gets an open look from three. Between the 15:04 mark and the 4:22 mark, Maryland's only points came from behind the arc.
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Rutan fouls Liston, her second  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Rutan fouls Liston, her second
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan

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Link to this Photo Liston on the line, putting Duke up 22-12  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston on the line, putting Duke up 22-12
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Tianna Hawkins and Haley Peters largely neutralized each other, combining for 8 turnovers and 7 fouls.  Hawkins scored six on 3-11 shooting (including this miss) while Peters was shut out in just two attempts.  Neither player went to the line.  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Tianna Hawkins and Haley Peters largely neutralized each other, combining for 8 turnovers and 7 fouls. Hawkins scored six on 3-11 shooting (including this miss) while Peters was shut out in just two attempts. Neither player went to the line.
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Link to this Photo Zach Kancher up off the Maryland bench  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Zach Kancher up off the Maryland bench
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese

Link to this Photo DeVaughn fronts the shooting Williams as Hawkins flies in from the back side  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn, #21 Tianna Hawkins
DeVaughn fronts the shooting Williams as Hawkins flies in from the back side
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn, #21 Tianna Hawkins
Link to this Photo Jackson rebounded her own miss, but lost control and charged into Rutan.  If her knee is truly better then it's not trusted.  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Jackson rebounded her own miss, but lost control and charged into Rutan. If her knee is truly better then it's not trusted.
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo A physical game like this demands a good
A physical game like this demands a good "cut man" - here's Megan Rogers getting the job done. If she's busy now, just wait for the Big Ten.
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

Link to this Photo Rutan again keeps Maryland in the game with a timely three.  Terps trail 24-18.  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Rutan again keeps Maryland in the game with a timely three. Terps trail 24-18.
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray goes high up to snag a defensive board  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray goes high up to snag a defensive board
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo A NOSH certificate winner with the Blue Devil.  We thank NOSH for their sponsorship of DWHoops this season!  - Duke Tags: Duke Blue Devil Mascot
A NOSH certificate winner with the Blue Devil. We thank NOSH for their sponsorship of DWHoops this season!
 
Duke Tags: Duke Blue Devil Mascot

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Link to this Photo Haley Peters drives as Tianna Hawkins guards the lane  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Haley Peters drives as Tianna Hawkins guards the lane
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Link to this Photo Tricia Liston and Katie Rutan tangle in the paint  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Tricia Liston and Katie Rutan tangle in the paint
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Pavlech loses it in a stretch where Maryland had five turnovers without a shot  - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Pavlech loses it in a stretch where Maryland had five turnovers without a shot
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech

Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray draws a foul in the lane  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray draws a foul in the lane
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Chelsea was 13-14 from the stripe tonight  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea was 13-14 from the stripe tonight
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray draws a charge -
Chelsea Gray draws a charge - "When Tianna Hawkins ran into my chest it hurt really bad but I knew I had to get up, there was still more game to play."
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins

Link to this Photo T-Hawk takes a seat with foul #2  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese, #21 Tianna Hawkins
T-Hawk takes a seat with foul #2
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese, #21 Tianna Hawkins
Link to this Photo Richa Jackson again can't hit a good look  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa Jackson again can't hit a good look
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Link to this Photo Sequoia Austin takes on the task of guarding Elizabeth Williams on an inbounds play  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #0 Sequoia Austin
Sequoia Austin takes on the task of guarding Elizabeth Williams on an inbounds play
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #0 Sequoia Austin

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Link to this Photo Alyssa Thomas comes from the top to block Chloe Wells' layup  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Alyssa Thomas comes from the top to block Chloe Wells' layup
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Tricia Liston wrests one of her six rebounds away from Malina Howard  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #4 Malina Howard
Tricia Liston wrests one of her six rebounds away from Malina Howard
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #4 Malina Howard
Link to this Photo Elizabeth Williams fronts Alyssa Thomas, the results would be one of Williams two blocked shots  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Elizabeth Williams fronts Alyssa Thomas, the results would be one of Williams two blocked shots
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

Link to this Photo Alyssa Thomas' hand on the back of Chelsea Gray is just enough for the foul to be called with five seconds left.  Gray made one to give Duke a 31-28 lead at the break.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Alyssa Thomas' hand on the back of Chelsea Gray is just enough for the foul to be called with five seconds left. Gray made one to give Duke a 31-28 lead at the break.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Thomas can't believe the call, and that's the end of the first half.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Thomas can't believe the call, and that's the end of the first half.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Chloe Pavlech and Dee Kantner share a moment before the start of the second half.  - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Chloe Pavlech and Dee Kantner share a moment before the start of the second half.
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech

Link to this Photo Jones and Wells tie up Thomas  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #4 Chloe Wells - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Jones and Wells tie up Thomas
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #4 Chloe Wells
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn

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Link to this Photo Another contested ball  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Another contested ball
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech

Link to this Photo Liston fouled by Rutan, two free throws make it 33-28 Duke  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Liston fouled by Rutan, two free throws make it 33-28 Duke
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Maryland huddle  - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn, #40 Katie Rutan, #15 Chloe Pavlech
Maryland huddle
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn, #40 Katie Rutan, #15 Chloe Pavlech
Link to this Photo Local Maryland fans Jim Pratt (seated in grey shirt) and Joe Pratt (standing) cheer on the Terps from the end zone
Local Maryland fans Jim Pratt (seated in grey shirt) and Joe Pratt (standing) cheer on the Terps from the end zone

Link to this Photo Katie Rutan, who announced Wednesday on Twitter that she'll be shedding the mask for good, tries to catch up with Tricia Liston  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Katie Rutan, who announced Wednesday on Twitter that she'll be shedding the mask for good, tries to catch up with Tricia Liston
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Liston misses up close, one of thirteen Duke second half misses in layup range  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston misses up close, one of thirteen Duke second half misses in layup range
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo From the Maryland bench Brene Moseley calls the Katie Rutan three that tied it at 33 all  - MD Players: #3 Brene Moseley, #40 Katie Rutan
From the Maryland bench Brene Moseley calls the Katie Rutan three that tied it at 33 all
 
MD Tags: #3 Brene Moseley, #40 Katie Rutan

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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray answers with a three, 36-33 Duke  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Chelsea Gray answers with a three, 36-33 Duke
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Rutan draws the charge  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Rutan draws the charge
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan

Link to this Photo Uncredited rejection by Rutan  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Uncredited rejection by Rutan
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Williams misses from the paint, score remained 38-37 Duke  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams misses from the paint, score remained 38-37 Duke
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Left open again, Pavlech misses a straight on jumper  - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Left open again, Pavlech misses a straight on jumper
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech

Link to this Photo Thomas can't hit this good look, Terps still trail by one  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Thomas can't hit this good look, Terps still trail by one
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Vernerey hits a pretty one, Duke up 42-39 but wouldn't score again for five minutes  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
Vernerey hits a pretty one, Duke up 42-39 but wouldn't score again for five minutes
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
Link to this Photo Another physical no-call  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Another physical no-call
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
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Link to this Photo Terrapin kicks
Terrapin kicks
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

Link to this Photo Maryland huddle shot gives our first look at Caitlin Adams, a walk-on from the Terps volleyball team who transferred to College Park from College Station (Texas A&M)  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese, #3 Brene Moseley, #5 Essence Townsend, #40 Katie Rutan, #32 Caitlin Adams
Maryland huddle shot gives our first look at Caitlin Adams, a walk-on from the Terps volleyball team who transferred to College Park from College Station (Texas A&M)
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese, #3 Brene Moseley, #5 Essence Townsend, #40 Katie Rutan, #32 Caitlin Adams
Link to this Photo Williams and Gray waiting to get back in while Maryland takes the lead  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams , #12 Chelsea Gray
Williams and Gray waiting to get back in while Maryland takes the lead
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams , #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Rejection by Williams who set a Duke record for most consecutive games with a block to start a career  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Rejection by Williams who set a Duke record for most consecutive games with a block to start a career
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins

Link to this Photo A cold-blooded three from Chelsea Gray puts Duke back in the lead to stay.  The Terps led for about two minutes.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
A cold-blooded three from Chelsea Gray puts Duke back in the lead to stay. The Terps led for about two minutes.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
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Link to this Photo Coach McCallie reacts to a pair of Gray free throws that put Duke up 47-44  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach McCallie reacts to a pair of Gray free throws that put Duke up 47-44
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Wells forces a turnover  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
Wells forces a turnover
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo The usual tables turned with Chelsea Gray about to be on the receiving end of a nifty pass  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
The usual tables turned with Chelsea Gray about to be on the receiving end of a nifty pass
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn

Link to this Photo Gray scores to put Duke up 49-44  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Gray scores to put Duke up 49-44
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Time out Maryland  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Time out Maryland
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo Ka'lia comes off the bench to meet Chelsea as Duke has taken a 49-44 lead  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #14 Ka'lia Johnson
Ka'lia comes off the bench to meet Chelsea as Duke has taken a 49-44 lead
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #14 Ka'lia Johnson

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: Duke Blue Devil Mascot
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: Duke Blue Devil Mascot
Link to this Photo Dee Kantner
Dee Kantner
Link to this Photo Thomas gets the open look after the Terp timeout but no luck  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Thomas gets the open look after the Terp timeout but no luck
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

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Link to this Photo Williams puts Duke up 51-44  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams puts Duke up 51-44
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Elizabeth Williams pulls down what Rob Clough called
Elizabeth Williams pulls down what Rob Clough called "The Rebound"
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Foul by DeVaughn after she blocked Williams' first attempt  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
Foul by DeVaughn after she blocked Williams' first attempt
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn

Link to this Photo Pavlech swarmed in the corner by Wells and Liston, resulting in a Maryland turnover  - MD Players: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Pavlech swarmed in the corner by Wells and Liston, resulting in a Maryland turnover
 
MD Tags: #15 Chloe Pavlech
Link to this Photo Hawkins would foul, Gray's free throws would put Duke up by 9 with 5:52 remaining  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Hawkins would foul, Gray's free throws would put Duke up by 9 with 5:52 remaining
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Link to this Photo Intensity from Gray  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Intensity from Gray
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

Link to this Photo Hawkins cuts the Terps deficit to five, but a Duke run would follow  - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Hawkins cuts the Terps deficit to five, but a Duke run would follow
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
Link to this Photo Williams scores, 57-50 Duke  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams scores, 57-50 Duke
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

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Link to this Photo Thomas misses, resulting in a Gray rebound and a pivotal play  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Thomas misses, resulting in a Gray rebound and a pivotal play
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Just a huge pile up in the paint
Just a huge pile up in the paint
Link to this Photo Wells starts a Duke fast break  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Wells starts a Duke fast break
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells

Link to this Photo Gray scores putting Duke up 59-50  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Gray scores putting Duke up 59-50
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Duke bench reacts to the Gray score, media time out  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #5 Sierra Moore, #15 Richa Jackson, #43 Allison Vernerey, Candace Jackson , Joy Cheek
Duke bench reacts to the Gray score, media time out
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones, #5 Sierra Moore, #15 Richa Jackson, #43 Allison Vernerey, Candace Jackson , Joy Cheek

Link to this Photo Maryland coach Brenda Frese was unhappy with Chelsea Gray cutting off Alyssa Thomas in transition, and her persistent reaction resulted in technical fouls from two different referees and ejection.  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Maryland coach Brenda Frese was unhappy with Chelsea Gray cutting off Alyssa Thomas in transition, and her persistent reaction resulted in technical fouls from two different referees and ejection.
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo Coach Adkins says his piece to Denise Brooks  - MD Players: Assistant Coach David Adkins
Coach Adkins says his piece to Denise Brooks
 
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Link to this Photo Alicia DeVaughn wanders into the Duke cheerleader formation as the technical foul situation unfolds at the Maryland bench  - Duke Tags: Duke Cheerleaders  - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
Alicia DeVaughn wanders into the Duke cheerleader formation as the technical foul situation unfolds at the Maryland bench
 
Duke Tags: Duke Cheerleaders
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
Link to this Photo With the second technical called, Coach Frese gets in a few last words as she is escorted off the floor  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
With the second technical called, Coach Frese gets in a few last words as she is escorted off the floor
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese

Link to this Photo One last glare at Dee Kanter & Co.  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
One last glare at Dee Kanter & Co.
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo With Coach Frese gone, assistant Tina Langley takes over the Terps, who are now down 63-50 with 3:51 remaining  - MD Players: Assistant Coach Tina Langley, #25 Alyssa Thomas, #40 Katie Rutan
With Coach Frese gone, assistant Tina Langley takes over the Terps, who are now down 63-50 with 3:51 remaining
 
MD Tags: Assistant Coach Tina Langley, #25 Alyssa Thomas, #40 Katie Rutan
Link to this Photo Just another no call  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins
Just another no call
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
MD Tags: #21 Tianna Hawkins

Link to this Photo Chloe Wells goes to the basket  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Chloe Wells goes to the basket
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Link to this Photo DeVaughn grabs a rebound  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
DeVaughn grabs a rebound
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: Assistant Coach Tina Langley
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo With Maryland cold, more Gray free throws put Duke up by 15  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
With Maryland cold, more Gray free throws put Duke up by 15
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Williams puts Duke up 17 with under a minute left  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams puts Duke up 17 with under a minute left
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

Link to this Photo Williams leaves the floor with 16 and 10, no turnovers, no fouls
Williams leaves the floor with 16 and 10, no turnovers, no fouls
Link to this Photo Ballgame - Duke 71, Maryland 56
Ballgame - Duke 71, Maryland 56
Link to this Photo Katie Rutan in the media room:
Katie Rutan in the media room: "I don't think it was them that made us have those turnovers, I think it was us just rushing and not playing our game, so we can fix that. That is easy"
 
MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan

Link to this Photo Frese:
Frese: "I am always going to fight for our players, that is obvious." Frese is now 0-10 in Cameron.
 
MD Tags: Head Coach Brenda Frese
Link to this Photo Alyssa Thomas:
Alyssa Thomas: "It was just an off shooting night, not making shots that that I usually make. A lot of things would go in and out, but that happens."
 
MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Link to this Photo Gray, who scored 28, examines the box score:
Gray, who scored 28, examines the box score: "I still only had three assists and three rebounds so there is definitely plenty of space to improve"
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

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Link to this Photo Liston on Maryland taking the lead:
Liston on Maryland taking the lead: "I think we had to be more aggressive on defense."
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston


 

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