COLLEGE PARK, Md. — As the final horn sounded and Maryland fans rushed the court to celebrate a rare victory over its bitter rival, weary Duke had just enough energy left to escape the mayhem for the safety of its locker room.
Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and the Terrapins stunned the second-ranked Blue Devils 83-81 Saturday night to end a six-game skid in the series.
Coming off a five-day break, Maryland notched its most significant win of the season at the expense of a tired Duke playing its fourth game in 10 days.
The Blue Devils were worn out, and it showed.
Duke was outrebounded 40-20, never led in the second half and got only four points and three rebounds from 6-foot-10 senior center Mason Plumlee.
“This has been an exhausting schedule for our team," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We’re playing on fumes and I think you could tell that with Mason. I thought he looked exhausted the whole game. He’s been great. Obviously not good tonight."
The Terrapins (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) did not trail after halftime but never could pull away.
Duke (22-3, 9-3) was down by 10 with 3:39 left but pulled even when Rasheed Sulaimon made three foul shots with 16.7 seconds to go. Quinn Cook then fouled Allen as the freshman guard drove through the lane, and Allen made both shots.
After a Duke timeout, Cook’s desperation 30-footer bounced off the back rim. Chaos ensued as the fans immediately rushed the court.
“I thought it was in when I got it off," Cook said of his final attempt.
Alex Len had 19 points and nine rebounds for Maryland, and Allen scored 16.
In other games on Saturday:
No. 1 Indiana 83
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points and Cody Zeller had 19 as Indiana rolled over Purdue, routing the Boilermakers for the second time in 2½ weeks.
No. 5 Gonzaga 71
San Francisco 61
SAN FRANCISCO — Kelly Olynyk had 26 points and nine rebounds and Elias Harris added 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Gonzaga snap a three-year losing streak at War Memorial Gymnasium.
No. 6 Syracuse 76
Seton Hall 65
NEWARK, N.J. — Brandon Triche scored a career-high 29 points to go with six rebounds and five assists, leading Syracuse to a tougher-than-expected win.
No. 7 Florida 83
AUBURN, Ala. — Mike Rosario scored 22 points, Kenny Boynton had 16 and Florida routed Auburn.
No. 8 Michigan State 73
LINCOLN, Neb. — Keith Appling scored 16 points to go over 1,000 for his career and Adreian Payne added 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead Michigan State.
No. 10 Kansas State 81
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Angel Rodriguez scored 22 points and Shane Southwell added 18 on six 3-pointers to lead Kansas State.
No. 11 Butler 68
NEW YORK — Rotnei Clarke scored 22 points and Butler handed Fordham its sixth straight loss and ninth in the past 10 games.
No. 14 Kansas 73
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff Withey had 15 points and 11 rebounds while becoming the Big 12’s career blocked shots leader, Elijah Johnson emerged from a season-long slump and Kansas walloped Texas.
No. 18 Marquette 79
No. 16 Pittsburgh 69
MILWAUKEE — Vander Blue scored 19 points to help Marquette get a share of first place in the Big East.
No. 17 Oklahoma State 84
STILLWATER, Okla. — Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le’Bryan Nash added a season-high 26 and Oklahoma State got its third straight down-to-the-wire win at home.
No. 19 New Mexico 60
Boise State 50
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cameron Bairstow had 16 points and seven rebounds, and reserve Jamal Fenton hit three 3-pointers in the second half to lead New Mexico.
No. 21 Notre Dame 54
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence’s career leader.
No. 22 Memphis 71
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Adonis Thomas scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Memphis to its 16th straight victory.
No. 24 Colorado State 89
Air Force 86
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Dorian Green scored 22 points to help Colorado State get its sixth straight win.
No. 25 Kentucky 58
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Trae Golden had 24 points and eight assists as Tennessee got its most lopsided win in the 216-game history of this series.