DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Mike Krzyzewski rarely loses three straight times to the same opponent. Eighth-ranked Duke made sure No. 13 Maryland didn't pull off the hat trick.
Dahntay Jones scored 21 points and freshman J.J. Redick added 17 to lead Duke to a 75-70 victory over the Terrapins and into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Blue Devils (18-4, 8-4 ACC) were handed their first loss of the season at Maryland (16-7, 8-4) last month after a 12-0 start. They also were beaten at Maryland last February, putting Krzyzewski in danger of losing three straight to the same opponent for the first time since he lost nine in a row to Wake Forest from 1993-97.
Wake Forest, which lost at Maryland on Monday and plays at Georgia Tech on Thursday, is 7-3 in the ACC.
But winning at Cameron Indoor Stadium is indeed a formidable task and the Terps could not stop Duke from extending its home winning streak to 26 games.
"We came in here and gave it our best shot," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "We lost by five. That's a pretty good shot. We certainly had our way at College Park. (Duke) got us here. It's been a great series."
The Blue Devils held their biggest lead at 67-57 on Redick's fourth 3-pointer of the game with 5:51 left.
But Maryland fought back with a 9-1 run which featured a dunk by Ryan Randle, a 3-pointer by Calvin McCall and a basket inside by Randle, pulling the Terps within 68-66 with 3:23 remaining.
On its next possession, Duke grabbed three offensive rebounds before Jones was fouled by freshman Chris McCray with 2:18 left and converted both free throws.
After a rare turnover by Maryland point guard Steve Blake, Daniel Ewing connected on a 3-pointer to increase Duke's lead to 73-66 with 1:36 left.
A dunk by Tahj Holden and a layup by Randle with 44 seconds remaining pulled the Terps within 73-70.
Maryland had a chance to tie when Drew Nicholas came up with a steal, but Blake was short on an off-balance 3-point attempt with five seconds left.
Redick hit a pair of free throws with one second left to seal the win.
"It was very, very tough, because they have senior leadership in Steve Blake and Drew Nicholas, and those guys weren't going to let them lose," Jones said.
But Maryland's backcourt of Blake and Nicholas combined to hit 5-of-20 shots from the field. Nicholas scored 24 points in an 87-72 win over Duke on January 18.
Holden led the Terps with 18 points and Randle added 12.
Duke received strong inside play by freshman Shelden Williams, who had 13 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots. Williams came off a 20-point, four-block performance at Virginia.
"Certainly, Shelden was terrific," Krzyzewski said. "He's giving us that inside presence that we've longed for all year, but also defensively...to get six blocks, that's 10 blocks in the last two games."
The Blue Devils recorded a season-high 13 blocked shots and outrebounded Maryland, 43-37, a contrast from the first meeting this season when the Terps held a 43-32 rebounding edge.
Two short jumpers and a dunk by Jones sparked a 12-0 run which gave Duke a 29-19 lead with 5:59 left in the half.
But Maryland responded with a 12-1 spurt which included a basket and two free throws by Holden and four free throws by Blake. A dunk by Randle with 2:36 left in the half capped the run, giving Maryland a 31-30 advantage.
"We were able to turn it up a notch when we got down by eight, nine or 10," Williams said. "Our defense seemed to improve in those situations."
Duke closed the half with a 14-foot jumper by Jones and a 3-pointer by Redick for a 37-33 advantage.
Jones and Williams each had 10 points in the half. Redick scored 13 points in the second half, including three 3-pointers, after hitting just 1-of-7 shots in the first half.