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Patrick Semansky, Associated Press
Duke forward Miles Plumlee, center, looks for a teammate as he is guarded by Maryland's Pe'Shon Howard, left, Sean Mosley, second from right, and Ashton Pankey, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Mason Plumlee scored 23 points, and No. 8 Duke averted its first losing streak of the season by pulling away to a 74-61 victory over Maryland on Wednesday night.

Seeking to rebound from a rare home loss, the Blue Devils trailed 47-46 with 12:54 left but outscored Maryland 28-14 the rest of the way.

Ryan Kelly had 14 points and Austin Rivers contributed 10 for Duke (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Blue Devils have dominated this rivalry of late, winning four straight and 10 of 11.

Terrell Stoglin scored 16 for the Terrapins (12-7, 2-3).

Before the game, Maryland honored former coach Gary Williams by dedicating the court in his name. Williams, the winningest coach in the history of the program, revved up the sellout crowd with his signature fist pump as he entered the arena.