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No. 8 Maryland women defeat No. 5 Duke 63-61

By David Ginsburg

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Feb. 19 2012 3:15 p.m. MST

Duke guard Chelsea Gray, right, tries to steal the ball from Maryland center Alicia DeVaughn in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.

Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tianna Hawkins scored 19 points, including the tiebreaking basket with 14 seconds left, and No. 8 Maryland defeated fifth-ranked Duke 63-61 Sunday to end the Blue Devils' bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Laurin Mincy had 17 points for the Terrapins (23-5, 10-4). Allysa Thomas grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked a last-second shot by Haley Peters to secure the victory.

The game drew a crowd of 15,150, eighth-largest in school history. It was also the eighth-largest crowd to watch an ACC regular-season game.

Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points and Chelsea Gray had 16 for Duke (22-4, 13-1).

After a three-point play by Hawkins gave Maryland a 61-59 lead with 43.6 seconds left, Gray tied it with a driving layup. Hawkins then followed a miss by Thomas with a putback, setting the stage for Duke's final possession.

The Blue Devils worked the ball to Peters in the left corner, but Thomas ran over and swatted the potential 3-point shot out of bounds as time expired.

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