- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 14, 2009

ATLANTA — Jon Scheyer scored 22 points and Duke rode a 12-2 second-half run to beat Maryland 67-61 on Saturday and earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game.

Kyle Singler added 14 points for No. 9 Duke, which will face Florida State in Sunday. Florida State beat top-ranked North Carolina 73-70 in Saturday’s first semifinal.

Duke (27-6) led only 44-41 before Gerald Henderson’s 3-pointer with 8:53 started the 12-2 run. Scheyer and David McClure each had back-to-back baskets in the run, which ended with Duke leading 56-43 with 5:35 remaining.

Eric Hayes answered with four straight points for Maryland (20-13), but he missed a 3-point attempt with 2 minutes left after the Terrapins cut the lead to seven points at 57-50.

Hayes led Maryland with 20 points, including 15 after Duke’s 12-2 run.

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