Maryland Upset Duke in More Than 1 Way

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Nope, Maryland’s separation from the Atlantic Coast Conference wasn’t going to be smooth and gracious. Not exactly a wave of warm farewell and best-of-luck-in-your-new-home messages.


Lawsuits and countersuits, yes. Condemnation from fans, students, alumni and longtime observers of the school and the league, naturally. And ... a volley of trash talk from an unanticipated source. Sure, why not?


“I have a great deal of respect for Maryland," said a sour Mike Krzyzewski Saturday night, down the hall from thousands of fans still jostling on the Comcast Center court after the unranked Terrapins’ two-point win over second-ranked Duke. He paused briefly, then added: “If it was such a rivalry, they’d still be in the ACC. Obviously they don’t...

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