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COLLEGE PARK, Md. The 15th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team fell on the road Thursday night, 94-78, to No. 9 Maryland. Aisha Mohammed led the Cavaliers with 18 points and 17 rebounds, her ninth double-double of the year.

Monica Wright added 14 points for Virginia (19-6, 5-4 ACC), while Ariana Moorer contributed 12 points and Lyndra Littles and Britnee Millner had 11 apiece.

The scored was tied at 34-34 in the first half when Maryland (20-4, 8-2 ACC) put together a 10-2 run to take a 44-36 lead with under a minute left. Moorer buried a jumpshot on Virginia’s last offensive possession of the half to cut the Maryland lead to 44-39.

Virginia cut that five-point deficit and took a 51-50 lead with 14:19 left in the game on a free throw by Littles. Maryland battled back, however, and went on a 9-0 run to take a 59-51 lead with 12:40 left on two free throws by Kristi Toliver.

UVa cut the lead to two points on a putback by Britnee Millner that made the score 59-57, but Maryland responded with a 3-pointer by Marah Strickland to put the Terps back on top, 62-57.

Strickland struck again a few minutes later, hitting a deep three to increase the Terrapins’ lead to 67-58 with less than 10 minutes left in the game.

Trailing by 11 points, 84-73, with 3:53 left in the game, Virginia would get no closer in the final minutes. Maryland won by the final score 94-78. The Terrapins were led by Marissa Coleman with 28 points and Kristi Toliver with 25 points.

Up next, Virginia stays on the road and travels to NC State for a Sunday game. The nationally televised game (ESPN2) tips off at 3:30 p.m.

Looking ahead, Sunday, Feb. 22 vs. Boston College at 5 p.m. is Fan Appreciation Night at John Paul Jones Arena. Throughout the game, fans will be selected to receive various Nike prizes courtesy of the women’s basketball team. This night provides the opportunity to thank all of the fans that support the women’s basketball program throughout the year.

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