Cavaliers Conclude Regular Season with Overtime Win at Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-Senior forward Mike Scott scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to lead Virginia to a 75-72 overtime victory over Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball game at Comcast Center Sunday afternoon (March 4). The game was the final regular-season game for both teams.
Senior guard Sammy Zeglinski tied his season high with 20 points for the Cavaliers and he had six rebounds.
Sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin led Maryland with 25 points. Senior guard Sean Mosley added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman guard Nick Faust scored 13 points for the Terrapins.
With the victory Virginia finished the regular season with an overall record of 22-8 and a 9-7 record in the ACC. The victory clinched the fourth seed for the Cavaliers in the upcoming ACC Tournament.
Virginia’s 22 regular-season wins are the most for the Cavaliers since the 1982-83 team won 25 regular-season games.
UVa is ranked 24th in this week’s Associated Press poll.
With the loss Maryland finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-14 and a 6-10 record in the ACC.
Scott’s double-double was his ninth of the season and the 33rd of his career. He moved into 16th place on UVa’s career scoring list with 1,500 points and is the 33rd player in ACC history to record 1,500 career points and 900 career rebounds (928).
A three-pointer by Stoglin with seven seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 61-61 and sent the game to overtime.
A layup by junior guard Jontel Evans gave Virginia the lead to open the overtime period and the Cavaliers never trailed after that basket. A 5-0 UVa run fueled by two jumpers by Scott gave UVa a six-point lead at 69-63 with 1:50 remaining and the closest the Terrapins got after that was two points. Scott had seven points in the overtime period to lead Virginia and Evans added four points.
Scott’s 13 first half points helped UVa to a 31-22 halftime lead and the Cavaliers led by 12 at 53-41 with 8:11 left in regulation. Maryland then went on a 20-8 run to end regulation and tied the game on Stoglin’s three-pointer with seven seconds left. Stoglin scored 10 points in the Terrapins’ run.
Virginia shot 45.3 percent (24-53) from the field for the game, including 38.5 percent (5-13) from three-point range, and 64.7 percent (22-34) from the free-throw line.
Maryland shot 40.3 percent (25-62) from the field, including 47.1 percent (8-17) from three-point range, and 53.8 percent (14-26) from the free-throw line. The Terrapins out-rebounded the Cavaliers 39-36,
It was UVa’s first overtime game of the season and the win snapped a streak of four consecutive Virginia losses in overtime games, all to ACC opponents.
Virginia opens play in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday (March 9).