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The Duke-Maryland rivalry: a trailer

(Patrick Semansky/AP)

Later this week, PostTV will release a documentary look at the two years that defined the Maryland-Duke basketball rivalry, at the beginning of the last decade.

For now, here’s a trailer that previews the film. Among the highlights:

“It went as far as death threats,” Duke’s Nate James says in the piece.

“I did get hit in the back of the head with a nine-volt battery one night,” Bob Harris, Duke’s radio voice, says. “I think they were throwing it at the referee; they just had bad aim.”

“Maryland fans were a little bit more….disrespectful, I think, probably,” a laughing Steve Blake says. “They were a little bit more rowdy, a little crazy. They were nuts. And I loved them for it.”

“For about five or six years running, there were no games that were better than those Duke-Maryland games,” Michael Wilbon says. “Because they weren’t games; they were crusades.”

And there’s also a bit of Rock n Roll Part 2’s “Hey, you suck!” refrain. For the old timers.

As the Blue Devils and Terrapins prepare for their last regular season men's basketball game as ACC foes, The Post looks back on the two seasons that defined the Duke-Maryland rivalry. Watch the full documentary on Feb. 12. (Gabe Silverman/The Washington Post)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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