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Virginia vs Maryland

Virginia 80, Maryland 69

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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 and seven rebounds.

The Cavaliers limited Maryland to one basket in the opening four minutes of the second half and extended a six-point halftime lead to 44-32. After Seth Allen scored for the Terrapins, Paul Jesperson bagged a 3-pointer on the other end to make it 47-34.

It was 51-37 with 13 minutes left before Maryland coach Mark Turgeon called a timeout, took out Len and instructed his team to employ a full-court press. The Cavaliers struggled under the pressure, and the Terrapins scored five straight points to cut the gap to 51-42.

But Virginia answered with a basket by Harris and two 3-pointers by Evan Nolte for a 59-46 advantage.

Maryland closed to 63-55 with 6:48 remaining and 74-67 in the final minute, but the Cavaliers had an answer on each occasion.

Anderson was jeered by Maryland students virtually every time he touched the ball. The 6-foot-6 freshman committed to Maryland in 2011, but after Terps coach Gary Williams retired Anderson changed his mind and accepted a scholarship from Virginia.

Anderson went 5 for 14 from the floor but was 6 for 6 at the line and grabbed nine rebounds.

Anderson scored 14 points and Harris had 12 to stake the Cavaliers to a 35-29 halftime lead. Virginia limited the Terrapins to 11-for-31 shooting and held a 20-14 rebounding edge.

Maryland missed eight of its first 11 shots from the floor and trailed 16-9 after the Cavaliers got successive 3-pointers from Harris. It was 20-11 before a layup by Allen and a dunk by Nick Faust sparked a 13-5 run that got the Terrapins to 25-24.

Minutes later, a follow-shot by Charles Mitchell and a driving layup by Faust tied it at 28.

Anderson responded with a jumper, and the Cavaliers never surrendered the lead.

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Virginia Cavaliers
J. Anderson, F355-146-693117
A. Mitchell, F274-65-840213
J. Harris, G377-85-621222
J. Evans, G362-31-25845
P. Jesperson, G234-60-130212
E. Nolte223-70-05348
D. Atkins70-10-03010
T. Jones70-10-00000
T. Barnette61-20-00003
Totals 26-4817-2334151680
 54.2%73.9% 
Maryland Terrapins
D. Wells, F335-91-451113
J. Padgett, F61-20-12012
A. Len, C263-63-47259
J. Layman, G281-72-24114
N. Faust, G254-90-01338
S. Allen254-83-435211
L. Aronhalt203-71-22009
P. Howard172-40-01215
S. Cleare113-30-10016
C. Mitchell91-30-02022
Totals 27-5810-1829141769
 46.6%55.6% 
ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Notre Dame1-012-197
N.C. State1-010-356
Virginia0-011-04
Duke0-010-06
Louisville0-011-126
Miami (Fla.)0-09-378
N. Carolina0-09-315
Pittsburgh0-09-381
Georgia Tech0-08-338
Syracuse0-08-479
Va. Tech0-08-4264
Clemson0-07-4153
Boston College0-06-4167
Florida St.0-17-5182
Wake Forest0-17-6161

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Maryland0-012-132
Penn St.0-012-141
Wisconsin0-012-19
Minnesota0-011-262
Ohio St.0-011-265
Illinois0-010-353
Indiana0-010-3103
Iowa0-09-4104
Michigan St.0-09-469
Northwestern0-09-4126
Nebraska0-08-4107
Purdue0-08-5145
Rutgers0-08-590
Michigan0-07-5155
 
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