Greivis Vasquez led the Terps with a career-high 41-points in a game where he started the game shooting only 2-10 from the field. Vasquez scored 40 points after the first half, including two overtime periods.
The Terps (21-7, 11-3) seemed to have the game in hand with the ball and a 3-point lead near the end of the second half, but the Terps threw away the ball right into the hands of the Hokies.
Virginia Tech (21-7, 8-6), following a timeout, inbounded the ball to J.T. Thompson for the game tying 3-pointing with only 17 seconds to go in regulation.
Eric Hayes, who finished the game with 12 points and 10 assists, then made a long 2-point jumper that appeared to be the game winner with only 6 seconds remaining.
Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney took the ball the distance of the court, though, to force overtime with an uncontested lay-up. Delaney led the Hokies with 27 points in 50 minutes of action.
The Terps prevailed in two overtimes, though, in a game that was delayed three hours due to a water main break at Cassell Coliseum.
Terp's guard Sean Mosley, coming off of one of his finest games against Clemson earlier in the week, continued his success with 17 points. Mosley shot 6-8 from the field and added 7 rebounds in the effort.
The star of the game was Vasquez, though, who has certainly made his case for ACC player of the year, while coach Gary Williams is a frontrunner for ACC coach of the year.
Although this proves to be a big win for the Terps, Vasquez and Williams still have much to prove when they welcome No. 5 Duke to the Comcast Center Wednesday night.
The Terps are looking to stay undefeated at home in ACC play, in a game that could decide the ACC regular season title.