COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The last guy out of the Cole Field House should have shut the lights, closed the door and put a padlock on the place.
It would be entirely appropriate if the final two games scheduled for the venerable building were held at another venue. Such a move would enable Maryland fans to further savor the lasting memory of one final upset at the arena they've called home since 1955.
What can the Terrapins possibly do for an encore after their emotionally charged 87-73 rout of top-ranked Duke on Sunday?
Third-ranked Maryland led from the start, and when the final buzzer sounded, many in the crowd of 14,500 stormed the court to celebrate the Terrapins' first win over Duke at Cole in five tries since 1997.
"It was a great day," said Chris Wilcox, who had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland. "At the beginning of the season, we came to an agreement that we would not lose another game at Cole Field House this year. We wanted to close Cole with an undefeated record."
In other Top 25 games Sunday, it was Rutgers 64, No. 13 Miami 61; No. 19 Wake Forest 92, No. 15 Virginia 70; and No. 22 Indiana 75, Michigan 55.
The Terps improved to 13-0 at home this season, with games against Wake Forest and Virginia to follow. Neither of those will generate the kind of emotion from the players or fans that this game did.
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