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:
• 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.
• 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.