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No. 8 Maryland women lament loss to No. 5 Duke

Sunday - 2/24/2013, 6:44pm  ET

Maryland forward Tianna Hawkins (21) shoots past Duke guard Alexis Jones in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland just couldn't get anything going against Duke's physical stifling defense.

For too many trips up the court, nothing fell for the No. 8 Terrapins against the fifth-ranked Blue Devils. Not the perimeter jumpers that the Blue Devils' physical defensive shift forced the Terrapins to take and certainly not the long-range attempts that missed at a dizzying rate.

"The way we came out, we didn't have maximum effort," said Maryland's Chloe Pavlech after the Terps shot 42.6 percent (26 for 61) from the field and 3 for 18 from 3-point range in a 75-59 loss Sunday afternoon. "So, obviously, the energy wasn't there and a lot of our shots were short."

Maryland had hoped to exploit the absence of injured Duke point guard Chelsea Gray and hand the visitors their first conference loss of the season. Instead, the Terps went scoreless for more than 6
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