All Around Effort Gets UVa a Win at Maryland - - ABC13

All Around Effort Gets UVa a Win at Maryland


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Joe Harris scored 22 points, Justin Anderson added 17 and Virginia beat Maryland 80-69 Sunday to solidify its hold on third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Cavaliers (17-6, 7-3) never trailed after halftime in their fourth straight win over the Terrapins (17-7, 5-6). Virginia improved to 3-4 on the road, 2-3 in the ACC.

The victory gave the Cavaliers a one-game lead over idle North Carolina and got them within a half-game of Duke, which faced Boston College on Sunday night.

Despite committing 16 turnovers, the Cavaliers shot 58 percent from beyond the arc (11 for 19) and finished with a 34-29 rebounding advantage. Virginia has won three in a row at Maryland for the first time since 1991-93.

Dez Wells scored 13 for the Terrapins, who fell to 14-2 at home. Center Alex Len, who was double-teamed almost every time he touched the ball, had nine points.


From UVa athletics:

Team Notes

• Virginia has won four consecutive games against Maryland.

• Virginia has won three consecutive games against Maryland in College Park.

• The Cavaliers have won two straight games and six of their last seven games overall.

• Virginia outrebounded Maryland, 34-29, marking the first time the Terrapins have been outrebounded this season.

• The Cavaliers tied a season-high with 11 3-pointers, shooting 11-19 (.579) from 3-point range.


Player Notes

• Joe Harris (22 points) led UVa in scoring for the 15th time.

• Harris has scored 20 or more points in three of the last four games.

• Harris has made at least one 3-pointer in 13 consecutive games.

• Justin Anderson added a career-high 17 points and tied a career-best with nine rebounds.

• Anderson has scored 10 or more points in five of the last six games.

• Paul Jesperson had a career-high 12 points on a career-high four 3-pointers.

• Jontel Evans matched his ACC high with eight assists.

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