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Williams, No. 5 Duke Women Stop No. 5 Maryland 75-59

11:24 PM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Elizabeth Williams scored 16 points and No. 5 Duke beat No. 8 Maryland 75-59 on Sunday to clinch the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.

Alexis Jones, Haley Peters and Tricia Liston each added 15 points for the Blue Devils (26-1, 16-0), who won their 10th straight game and completed a season sweep against the Terrapins (22-5, 13-3).

Duke, improved to 6-1 against ranked opponents.

Tianna Hawkins had 16 points and nine rebounds for Maryland, which had won three consecutive games since a 71-56 loss at Duke on Feb. 11. Alyssa Thomas added 14 points.

The Terrapins, who shot 34.8 percent from 3-point range entering the game, were 3 for 18 from beyond the arc.

Four Blue Devils scored during a 9-0 run midway through the first half, when Maryland went cold from the floor, failing to score in more than 6½ minutes.

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