No. 8 Duke holds on to beat Maryland 69-67
- Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon (14) looks to pass as Maryland's Seth Allen (4) and Evan Smotrycz, rear, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Jabari Parker scored 23 points and No. 8 Duke held on to beat Maryland 69-67 on Saturday night.
Rodney Hood and Rasheed Sulaimon added 11 points each for the Blue Devils (20-5, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They started a run of four games in eight nights by giving the Terrapins a hard-to-swallow loss in their last scheduled visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The ACC's top 3-point shooting team was just 5 of 24 from long range and shot 23 percent in the second half but found a way to reach the 20-win mark for the 18th straight year.
Jake Layman scored 18 points for Maryland (14-12, 6-7) and Dez Wells had all 17 of his points in the second half.
Charles Mitchell finished with 12 for the Terrapins, but missed two hook shots in the final 10 seconds that would have given them the lead.