Terps End Regular Season With Win

The Maryland Terrapins used 23 points from Greivis Vasquez to defeat UVA 74-68.

The Maryland Terrapins closed their regular season by defeating the Virginia Cavaliers 74-68, clinching at least a share of the ACC regular season title.

Senior ACC Player of the Year candidate Greivis Vasquez shook off a 24-minute, 46-second scoring drought to score 23 points in the game, and 13 in the final 6:06.

Fellow senior Eric Hayes scored 11 and sophomore Sean Mosley scored 10 in a surprisingly hard-fought game after the Terps' thrilling upset of Duke on Wednesday. The Cavaliers had lost eight straight games and were down 14 at one point in the second half, but made a late push and brought the game to within one point with 38.6 seconds left.

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett was whistled for a technical foul for throwing his jacket off at that point, however, and after four straight free throws, two by Vasquez and two by Mosley, the game was in hand for the Terps.

Before the game, Virginia announced that they had suspended their best player, Sylven Landesberg, for the remainder of the season for academic reasons. Maryland head coach Gary Williams said after the game that he knew Virginia was going to come out tough even after hearing that news, and he was right.

Freshman Jordan Williams had a quiet game after posting a double-double against Duke, finishing with just seven points and five rebounds. Senior Landon Milbourne continued his run of cold shooting performances, going 1-7 from the field, though he did grab seven rebounds.

The Terps will share the ACC regular season championship if Duke beats North Carolina later Saturday night. It's their first regular season championship since their national championship season in 2002. Their next game will be a quarterfinal match in the ACC tournament on Friday, March 12.


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