Cavaliers Suffer 66-42 Loss to Maryland
CHARLOTTESVILLE-Senior guard Adrian Bowie scored a season-high 22 points to lead Maryland to a 66-42 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Virginia Thursday night (Jan. 27) at John Paul Jones Arena.
The victory was the second in a row for the Terrapins who are now 13-7 overall and 3-3 in the ACC. The loss dropped the Cavaliers’ overall record to 11-9 and UVa is now 2-4 in the conference.
Senior guard/forward Cliff Tucker added 13 points for the Terrapins. Maryland’s sophomore center Jordan Williams had his streak of 13 consecutive double-doubles come to an end. Williams finished the game with four points and a team-high six rebounds.
Virginia did not have a player score in double figures in the game. Senior guard Mustapha Farrakhan and freshman guard Joe Harris each had eight points to lead the Cavaliers.
Junior center Assane Sene had a career-high 15 rebounds for UVa.
Virginia’s 42 points were the fewest the Cavaliers scored in a game since scoring 41 points in a 63-41 loss to Duke on March 5, 1998 in the ACC Tournament. It’s also the fewest points the Cavaliers have scored at John Paul Jones Arena.
UVa led 17-12 with 7:01 left in the first half when the Terrapins went on a 14-1 run to take a 26-18 lead with 1:50 remaining in the half. Bowie led Maryland with five points in the run and the Terrapins went on to lead 26-21 at halftime.
After Virginia closed to 26-24 early in the second half, Bowie led a 9-0 Maryland run as the Terrapins took control of the game. Bowie scored seven points in that run and Maryland led 35-24 with 15:57 left in the game.
UVa got no closer than eight points the rest of the game and a 17-3 run by the Terrapins later in the half gave them a 61-37 lead with 2:17 left to play.
Maryland shot 68.0 percent (17-25) from the field in the second half and 54.0 percent (27-50) for the game. The Terrapins shot 46.7 percent (7-15) from three-point range in the game and 62.5 percent (5-8) from the free throw line.
Virginia shot 33.3 percent (16-48) from the field for the game, including 23.5 percent (4-17) from three-point range, and 46.2 percent (6-13) from the free throw line. UVa out-rebounded the Terrapins 29-28, but the Cavaliers had 15 turnovers to 11 for Maryland.
Virginia returns to action at Wake Forest on Saturday (Jan. 29). That game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network.