DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- A return home quickly cured what was ailing J.J. Redick and third-ranked Duke.
Redick bounced back from the worst game of his career with 20 points as the Blue Devils avoided a three-game losing streak with an 86-63 Atlantic Coast Conference rout of Maryland.
Duke had lost consecutive road games and was trying to avoid its first three-game slide since the end of the 1995-96 season. The Blue Devils succeeded at Cameron Indoor Stadium, extending their home winning streak to 40 games, which matches Pittsburgh for the longest current run.
"Our guys really responded well to what's happened this week, losing two really tough games," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "We came out and I thought played really well today."
Maryland was the last visiting team to win here on Senior Day of the 2000-01 season.
"It probably wasn't the best time to play Duke, but you can't pick and choose when you play somebody that has a good basketball team, that got stung a little bit," Terrapins coach Gary Williams said. "(The losses) certainly got their attention. When they get on a roll, they roll probably as well as anyone in the country."
Redick, a sophomore, was held to a career-low two points in Wednesday's loss at Wake Forest but redeemed himself against the Terrapins. He also got revenge on Maryland fans, who shouted obscenities at him in the first meeting between the schools on January 21.
"I got a lot of threes up today," said Redick, who made 5-of-9 3-pointers and 6-of-10 shots overall. "I think (Maryland) was having a lot of trouble covering me off screens and they lost me once in transition."
Maryland had an early 11-9 lead before Duke scored 19 of the next 22 points to take control. Redick buried a pair of 3-pointers and Shelden Williams scored six of his 18 points during the stretch, which produced a 28-14 cushion with 10:02 left.
Maryland never recovered and Duke (22-3, 11-2 ACC) put away the game with a 10-0 run bridging halftime.
Redick scored the final five points of the first half, including a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left, to give the Blue Devils a 45-28 advantage. Williams opened the second half with a jumper and freshman Luol Deng followed with a three-point play for a 50-28 cushion.
Deng scored 17 points for the Blue Devils, who shot 50 percent (27-of-54) from the floor, including 9-of-23 3-pointers. They also made 23-of-29 free throws.
"This was a very important game. Nobody wants to lose two in a row and definitely nobody wants to lose three in a row," Deng said. "If you lose three in a row, there will start being a lot of questioning about our losing streak."
John Gilchrist scored 14 points and Travis Garrison added 11 for Maryland (13-10, 4-8), which has lost seven of its last 10 games.
The Terrapins struggled offensively for the second straight game, shooting 37 percent (22-of-59). They made just 14-of-27 free throws and committed 23 turnovers.