Vasquez Leads in Dominance Over Virginia

Led by Greivis Vasquez's 30 points the Terps defeated UVA 85-66.

The Maryland Terrapins continued their dominance at home in ACC play Monday night demolishing the Virginia Cavaliers 85-66.

Greivis Vasquez led the charge for the Terps scoring a game high 30 points, 25 of which came in the first half. Vasquez shot an astounding 10-13 from the field in the first half, and ended the game shooting 63 percent and tallied 5 assists and 8 boards.

"I am not big on individual play usually, but the way Greivis [Vasquez] played tonight was exceptional…” Coach Gary Williams said.

The Terps (17-7, 7-3) controlled the game from the tip-off by getting off to a quick 8-3 lead and they never looked back.

Virginia's (14-9. 5-5) leading scorer Sylven Landesberg was shut down by the Maryland defense and scored only 12 points for the Cavaliers. Forward Mike Scott led the Cavs with 16 points and 6 rebounds.

Maryland held an 18-point lead at the break thanks to Vasquez, who went into halftime on pace for 50 points.

The Terps, who shot 56-percent from the field, had effective production from seniors Eric Hayes and Landon Milbourne to add to Vasquez's dominance.

Hayes added 10 points and a game-high 9 assists in the rout, while Milbourne's silky shooting supplied 16 points. Hayes and Milbourne shot an impressive 64-percent combined to help the Terps ease their way to a 29-point ACC victory.

Freshman center Jordan Williams got his fourth career double-double in the victory with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Williams was fueled by the Terps humbling loss to the Duke Blue Devils over the weekend.

"Not just individually but for ourselves we wanted to come and play strong. Losing like we lost to Duke, we haven't had an experience like that all year,” Jordan Williams said. “I was pretty upset with my play at Duke. I took that personally so tonight I wanted to come out and play stronger.”

Maryland hopes to carry their home ACC dominance to the road when they travel to North Carolina State this upcoming Wednesday.


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