- Associated Press - Monday, February 17, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Alexis Jones had 22 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 Maryland 84-63 on Monday night.

Elizabeth Williams added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-2 ACC).

Duke avoided its first consecutive losses since 2007-08 and dodged its first three-game home slide in more than two decades by shooting 53 percent and outrebounding one of the nation’s top teams on the boards, 44-37.

Alyssa Thomas had 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Maryland (20-5, 8-4).

Richa Jackson scored 19 points and Liston finished with 12 for Duke, which denied the Terrapins their first victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2008.

That stood as the Blue Devils’ most recent ACC home loss until No. 2 Notre Dame blew them out earlier this month and rival North Carolina did the same last week.

Lexie Brown scored 13 points for the Big Ten-bound Terrapins, whose final scheduled game at Cameron came two nights after their men’s team bid farewell to the famously hostile arena.

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 87, GEORGIA TECH 72

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Jewell Loyd scored 27 points, Natalie Achonwa added 21, and Notre Dame held Georgia Tech to 31 percent shooting in the win.

After a slow start, the Irish used a 10-0 run to take a 16-10 lead. Spurts of 10-2 and 11-3 in the second half helped them put it away.

Loyd scored seven straight at the end of the first half, capped by an alley-oop layup, and then made back-to-back layups after the break to give the Irish a 16-point lead.

The Irish (25-0, 12-0 ACC) are five wins shy of their longest winning streak, set last season. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Yellow Jackets (17-9, 7-6), who were led by a career-high 21 points by Aaliyah Whiteside.

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw (739-258) tied former Virginia coach Debbie Ryan (739-324) for 10th in career victories.