Virginia Edged By No. 22 Maryland 92-89 In Double Overtime
Feb. 19, 2005
By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – John Gilchrist had 22 points, including thego-ahead 3-pointer with 1:12 left in the second overtime, to lift No. 22Maryland to a 92-89 victory over Virginia on Saturday.
Virginia had a chance to tie it with 18 seconds to go in the secondovertime, but Elton Brown missed two free throws, capping his 3-for-13 showingfrom the line.
The Terrapins (16-8, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), trying to rebound froma 19-point loss at North Carolina State during the week, twice saw the gameextended when Virginia made 3-pointers on its final possession.
The Cavaliers (13-11, 4-9) missed 15 of 27 free throws.
Maryland scored the first four points in the second overtime, but Singletaryscored on a drive and a pull-up 12-footer, Forbes hit a free throw and Brownscored down low, giving the Cavaliers an 89-87 lead.
After Nik Caner-Medley made one free throw with 2:21 left, a play that alsodrew Singletary’s fifth foul, the Terrapins rebounded their own miss and foundGilchrist at the top of the key for his game-winner.
Gilchrist added nine rebounds and six assists for Maryland, while TravisGarrison scored 20 points and Caner-Medley had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Singletary led Virginia with 23 points and nine assists. Devin Smith scored22 points and Forbes, who also fouled out, added 17.
Maryland scored the first seven points in the first overtime and led 80-73with 1:56 left, but Singletary and J.R. Reynolds hit consecutive 3-pointers forthe Cavaliers. After Garrison scored inside to give the Terps an 82-79 leadwith 32 seconds left, Singletary hit a tying 3-pointer.
Maryland had 20 seconds to play for a last shot, but Gilchrist waited untilless than 4 seconds were left to make his move and Singletary knocked the ballaway.
The Cavaliers trailed for the last 10 minutes of regulation until the finalplay, when Forbes hit a 3-pointer from the left side with 4 seconds left,pulling the Cavaliers even at 69-all and forcing the extra session.
The victory was as big for the Terrapins’s NCAA tournament hopes as it wasdamaging to the Cavaliers’ hopes of going anywhere in the postseason. It alsogave the Terps their third sweep of Virginia in four years.