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ACC live blog: Maryland shocks Duke, 83-74

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WNCN is live blogging all the games from the ACC Tournament. Here is Friday night's Duke-Maryland game.

9:16 p.m.:Maryland has stunned Duke, 83-74. An amazing effort by the Terps, and Raleigh product Dez Wells. Big question now - does this impact a No. 1 seed for Duke?

9:06 p.m.: Maryland now ahead 77-69 with 1:34 left, and the Terps have the ball. Duke is 3 for 21 on three-pointers tonight.

9:02 p.m.: Seth Curry hits a three-pointer, cuts Maryland lead to 73-67 with 2:31 left. Duke takes a full timeout.

8:54 p.m.: Right when you think Duke is in major trouble, they're not, right? Duke's Seth Curry just hit two foul shots and Quinn Cook spun down the lane for a basket and now it's 67-60 Maryland, with 4 minutes left.

8:49 p.m.: Duke is in real trouble. The Terps are leading 65-52 and Duke has been missing three-pointers left and right. It's now 65-54 after Seth Curry hits a pair of free throws, but only 5:39 to play. Does Duke have a run in it?

8:42 p.m.:Maryland has pushed its lead out to 59-52 with 7:39 to play. Dez Wells has really shut down Ryan Kelly in this one.

There's plenty of time in this game, but it's looking more and more like Maryland will be in it until the end. A few minutes ago, Duke looked like it was on the brink of pulling ahead, but that hasn't been the case. Rasheed Sulaimon - remember him? - has come off the Duke bench to pour in 16 points, and there are times when he looks like the only confident player on the floor for Duke ... well, him and Mason Plumlee.

Kelly (eight points) and Curry (six) have done little as Duke is shooting only 39 percent from the field.

Even worse is Duke's 2 of 16 - two of 16! - shooting from three-point range.

8:31 p.m.: The refs giveth and taketh away in this game. Both benches have been on the officials often. Maryland just erupted when an out of bounds call in front of the Terps bench went to Duke.

Then at the other end, Duke's Mason Plumlee drove the lane hard and put up a shot, creating contact. It's a call Plumlee often gets - but this time the officials called a charge as the Duke bench was stunned by the call.

Duke is scratching and clawing in this game but still just a hair behind the Terps. Right now, Maryland leads 50-46 with 11:51 to play.

It feels like official Brian Dorsey has made the bulk of the calls in this game, and you get the sense players aren't sure what he'll call next.

8:20 p.m.: Duke is slowly clawing back into this one. Seth Curry, who did little in the first half, had a four-point play when he banged in a three-pointer and was fouled by Dez Wells. Right now Maryland leads 41-37 with 15:50 left.

7:48 p.m.: Coach Mike Krzyzewski was all over the officials, as the Duke coaches were, when they wanted a walk called on Maryland right in front of the Duke bench. The ref refused to call it even though all the Duke coaches were doing the walk signal.

Seconds later, though, the same ref called a walk on a different Terp move.

Maryland still leads this one, 31-24. Rasheed Sulaimon just hit a jumper despite good defense, and Maryland countered, so now it's 34-26.

The view from courtside is that Duke is clearly the better team, but Maryland is athletic enough, and determined enough, to stay in this game a while. It's 34-26 at the half.

Mason Plumlee leads Duke with six points and five rebounds, but the Devils are shooting just 10 of 30 from the field.

Raleigh's Dez Wells is on fire for Maryland, with 16 halftime points. He has made 7 of his 9 shots and also has three assists. So he has a hand in 10 of Maryland's 12 baskets.

7:29 p.m.: Hard-fought game so far. Duke had a hard time with Raleigh product Dez Wells at the beginning, so they put in Rasheed Sulaimon. Sulaimon started giving Wells a hard time, and you could see Wells was forcing shots.

Maryland brought Wells to the bench and just sent him back in and ... boom! He hit a three-pointer ... and he scored on a reverse layup in transition. It's now 22-14 Maryland and Duke is struggling to get a handle on the Terps.

By the way, the Terps are wearing shoes that don't match. One shoe is red and white, the other is black and gold. Yikes. Looks like the Terps all forgot what to wear. 

7:16 p.m.: Maryland is out to an 12-2 lead over Duke, and a Raleigh kid is leading the charge for the Terps.

Dez Wells, who said it's his job to bring energy to Maryland's game, is terrific so far for Maryland. He just hit a three-pointer and is defending another Raleigh product, Ryan Kelly.

He just hit another basket, this one over Seth Curry.

The Terps are very aggressive in this one – even forcing a Duke timeout when the Devils fell down 5-0.

The Maryland fans are suddenly into this one, screaming "Let's go Maryland!" and clapping their hands.

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