Duke coach John Danowski couldn't explain it. Truth be told, his counterpart at Maryland, John Tillman, couldn't either.
The gloaming hadn't entirely settled in Saturday evening. It was coming, though, just as surely as the loss Maryland was undeniably flirting with while down three goals in the second half's initial stages.
The only Division I men's lacrosse programs inside the Beltway will meet for the 10th straight season Friday — and perhaps for the last time in a long while.