Virginia Falls Short Against No. 6 Maryland, 83-74
Feb. 11, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -Crystal Langhorne had 19 points and 15 rebounds and No. 6 Maryland dominated and then coasted Sunday, beating Virginia 83-74.
Langhorne, one of two Terrapins with double figures in points and rebounds by halftime, also had four assists as Maryland (24-3, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a 52-42 edge in rebounding. Marissa Coleman added 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Virginia (14-11, 3-7) had its two-game winning streak snapped and lost at its new John Paul Jones Arena for the fifth time in 16 games this season. The Cavaliers saw their hopes of making a push for the NCAA tournament damaged by another lopsided loss.
Virginia had five players with at least two fouls by halftime as it tried without much success to defend the bigger Terrapins. No one struggled more than scoring leader Lyndra Littles, who finished 3-for-16 from the field with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Kristi Toliver, a Harrisonburg Va., native who broke Ralph Sampson’s career scoring records in high school, added 11 points for the defending national champions, who led 47-27 at halftime and never let the Cavaliers threaten their comfort zone again.
A 15-3 first-half run gave Maryland a 24-10 lead with 10:29 to play and set the tone for the game, and the Terrapins were too big and too deep.
In the second half, they built their margin to as many as 26 before Virginia got within 70-55.
Virginia shot 35 percent despite grabbing 20 offensive rebounds.