Virginia Suffers 85-66 Loss at Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Greivis Vasquez scored 25 of his 30 points in the first half, and Maryland beat Virginia 85-66 Monday night for its sixth consecutive home victory.
Vasquez went 10 for 13 from the floor and made all four of his free throws in the first half to lead the Terrapins to a 52-34 halftime advantage. The senior guard finished 12 for 19, and the 30 points matched his season high. He also had eight rebounds, five assists and one blocked shot.
Maryland (17-7, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot an astounding 70 percent (21 for 30) from the floor in the pivotal first half.
The Cavaliers (14-9, 5-5) came in allowing 61 points per game, lowest in the ACC and 31st in the nation. They yielded their most points in any half this season and the most in any game.
Virginia trailed 24-21 with 9:04 left in the first half when Maryland went on an 11-0 run to take control of the game. Eric Hayes had six points and Vasquez four in the run that gave the Terrapins a 35-21 advantage with 5:42 remaining before halftime.
Maryland led by as many as 29 points in the second half.
Landon Milbourne added 14 points for the Terrapins, Jordan Williams had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Hayes finished with 10 points and nine assists.
Jeff Jones and Mike Scott each scored 16 for Virginia and Scott led the Cavaliers with six rebounds. Sylven Landesberg added 12 points for UVa.
It was the largest margin of defeat this season for the Cavaliers, who have dropped three straight and five of seven.
Maryland shot 56.3 percent (36-64) from the field for the game, including 50.0 percent (4-8) from three-point range, and 60.0 percent (9-15) from the free-throw line. The Terrapins also held a 42-28 edge in rebounding.
Virginia shot 37.9 percent (22-58) from the field, including just 12.5 percent (2-16) from three-point range, and 90.9 percent (20-22) from the free-throw line.