No. 2 Duke was upset by Maryland in the final ACC match-up between the two schools. Duke was upset for the third time in this college basketball season, falling to an unranked team on Saturday night (Feb. 16). When the Week 16 college basketball rankings come out, the Blue Devils are likely to slide down a couple slots again.
The game was a close one, with the Terrapins posting an 83-81 victory thanks to some great offensive play in the second half. This was probably the most impressive win that the team has had this season and it goes a long ways toward improving their postseason resume for the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Leading the way for Maryland in the upset of No. 2 Duke was Alex Len with 19 points. Seth Allen chipped in 16 as well, but they were the only two Terrapins to score in double-figures during the game. It was a team effort, as the Terrapins not only hit on 60 percent from the field, but they came up huge with 38 rebounds. Duke only managed 17 rebounds on the night, showing exactly what the Blue Devils lack in size now.
In the updated 2013 ACC standings, Duke now falls three games behind Miami, with the Hurricanes very likely to pass up the Blue Devils in all the 2013 college basketball rankings on Monday (Feb. 18). Falling to 22-3 on the season could also allow schools like Gonzaga to possibly catch them in all the polls as well.
Though No. 2 Duke got upset, they weren't the only top 10 team to lose this past week. Michigan lost to Michigan State, Syracuse lost to Connecticut, Arizona lost to Colorado, and Kansas State lost to Kansas. That is really going to shake things up once again.
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