January 24, 2009

COL BKB: Duke 85, Maryland 44

Gerald Henderson scored a team-high 17 points Saturday and second-ranked Duke went on to maul Maryland 85-44, the Terrrapins' worst loss ever.

Following a 40-15 halftime advantage, Duke began the second half with a 23-8 spurt and maintained its dominance throughout.

Duke's biggest lead was 68-24 on Lance Thomas's layup with 12:11 left.

Henderson added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals before he went to the bench with 6 minutes remaining.

Duke has won 15 games by double digits this season.

Jon Scheyer scored 12 with five rebounds and three assists. Kyle Singler scored 11 with seven rebounds, while a total of 10 players scored for the Blue Devils (18-1, 5-0 ACC), who likely will be the nation's top-ranked team next week.

Landon Milbourne led Maryland with 19 points and five rebounds.

No other player scored in double figures for the Terrapins (13-6, 2-3), who shot just 28.5 percent from the floor and committed 17 turnovers.