June 21, 2021

Duke bedeviled in fourth straight loss

first_imgWashington (16-8, 6-7) kept its flickering NCAA Tournament hopes alive by winning for the fifth time in six games. The Huskies have won nine of their last 10 home games against ranked teams. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! James Gist had 16 points and 10 rebounds, freshman Greivis Vasquez scored a season-high 18, and Maryland forced 17 turnovers in handing No. 16 Duke its most lopsided defeat of the season. The Terrapins (18-7, 4-6 ACC) trailed early before taking control with a 29-4 run in the first half, then used a late surge to hold off a comeback bid by the Blue Devils (18-7, 5-6). Burdened with a four-game losing streak for the first time in 11 years, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski wasted no time in deciding the proper course to right his struggling team. “I’ll do whatever I can,” he said Sunday, moments after a 72-60 loss at Maryland. “I’m not going to punt, let’s put it that way.” center_img “They’re not going away,” Maryland coach Gary Williams said. “They have too much pride.” Josh McRoberts scored 20 points and Greg Paulus had 12 for Duke. “Of the four games, the other three we had a chance to win,” Krzyzewski said. “This game, something a little more extraordinary had to happen for us to win.” Duke’s last four-game losing streak was from Jan. 3-13, 1996. At Washington 64, No. 25 Stanford 52: Spencer Hawes scored 18 points and Jon Brockman added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Huskies upset the Cardinal (15-8, 7-5 Pac-10) . last_img

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