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Duke looks to beat the Turtle

Just 17 days ago, the Blue Devils traveled to College Park, Md. as the ACC's untested leaders, while Maryland came in as a bubble team that had just claimed its biggest win of the year-a defeat of then-No. 2 North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Wednesday night, the two teams meet in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7 p.m. under quite different circumstances.

Since No. 2 Duke's 93-84 win Jan. 27, the Blue Devils have knocked off four straight conference opponents by double digits, including the rival Tar Heels. The Terrapins (16-8, 6-3 in the ACC) have also won four straight and positioned themselves nicely for a late-season run and a berth into the NCAA Tournament field.

"We played them not too long ago, but teams get better and more confident after a couple of games, so I feel like they are a lot more confident in the way they are playing," sophomore Lance Thomas said. "We can't think they are going to play like they played last time or that they are going to come in here with a losing mindset just because they


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