Maryland vs Virginia

Scott, No. 22 Virginia handle Maryland wire reports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Mike Scott told his Virginia teammates that three losses in four games was nothing to panic over, and then went out and put them at ease with a dominating performance.

The senior forward had 25 points and seven rebounds and No. 22 Virginia took command with a 16-0 run early in the second half and beat Maryland 71-44 on Saturday.

"We're fine," Scott said he told his teammate, even after an injury to No. 2 scorer Joe Harris made it seem as if offense was going to be scarce. "At Carolina, our defense didn't hold up. At Clemson, we turned the ball over. We were just paying for our mistakes."

The Cavaliers kept those to a minimum against the Terrapins, turning the ball over just seven times and making Maryland earn everything it got on offense. In the first half, that was seven 3-pointers, several against good defense. In the second half? Very little.

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Virginia coach Tony Bennett had no problem with the 3s Maryland made, either, noting that on almost every one, the shooter had a hand in his face.

"If they can make those all game, well, there's not any defense that can stop that," he told his team, encouraging them to maintain the intensity on defense.

Virginia scored 16 consecutive points in the second half after Maryland hit a jumper to start the half, and the Terrapins went 8:18 before notching another point. They finished 5 for 24 after halftime, 0-for-6 on 3-pointers and shot 26.9 percent for the game.

"We emphasized playing 40 minutes of our defense," guard Sammy Zeglinski said. "Imposing our will, we would say. ... I thought if we kept imposing our will and wearing them down, they would start missing some shots and we would turn it into offense."

Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points and Sammy Zeglinski 11 for the Cavaliers (20-6, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who ended their first two-game losing streak of the season.

Terrell Stoglin scored 14 points, all in the first half, and Nick Faust had 13 for Maryland (15-11, 5-7), but first-year coach Mark Turgeon followed Bennett's lead late and pulled his primary players and inserted walk-ons.

"I'd just had enough," Turgeon said. "Selfishness, not boxing out, not defending."

It probably stung more seeing the Cavaliers doing all those things.

"I thought they executed, they defended their tails off and they played with more toughness," he said. "They were clearly the team that wanted it more today. ... We had a two-point lead in the second half and then it was all them. Total domination."

Maryland broke a 31-all halftime tie on a jumper by James Padgett to start the second half. By the time they scored again, on a putback by Ashton Pankey, it was 47-35 and the Cavaliers were showing no signs of letting up.

Meanwhile, Harris hit two jumpers with his broken left hand heavily padded, Scott scored the next seven points, Zeglinski made a 3 and Harris capped the 16-0 burst with a jumper.

Even after Ashton Pankey's putback dunk broke the Terps' scoreless drought, the Cavaliers scored eight of the next 10 points, delighting a sold out John Paul Jones Arena.

Scott, whose point total was his career high in a conference game, dominated early. At one point, he had outscored the Terps 14-13, and he had 10 during a 15-7 run that gave the Cavaliers a 22-13 lead. Then Stoglin and the Terps heated up, scoring 13 of the next 15.

Stoglin hit three 3-pointers in the burst, and Maryland was 7 for 13 from behind the arc in the half. That kept them in the game, but they missed all six of their shots from deep in the second half, and finished 14 for 52 overall, just 26.9 percent.

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Virginia's Mike Scott (left) scores 25 points and grabs seven rebounds in a 71-44 win over Maryland. (AP)
Virginia's Mike Scott (left) scores 25 points and grabs seven rebounds in a 71-44 win over Maryland. (AP)
Maryland (15-11)311344
Virginia #22 (20-6) «314071
MD:T. Stoglin 14 Pts
MD:A. Pankey 8 Reb
MD:S. Mosley 1 Ast
VA:M. Scott 25 Pts
VA:A. Mitchell 10 Reb
VA:J. Evans 4 Ast

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Terrell Stoglin
Mike Scott
Maryland Terrapins
S. Mosley, G300-42-23142
T. Stoglin, G294-172-240214
N. Faust, G295-121-230313
A. Pankey, F191-42-48114
B. Weijs, C70-00-00020
M. Parker, F241-40-07123
J. Padgett, F212-52-45016
A. Len, C200-20-00000
J. Thomas, G50-00-10000
J. Auslander, F40-10-00010
J. Dillard, G41-10-10002
S. Barks, F30-10-00000
A. Richmond, G30-10-01010
J. Susskind, G20-00-01000
Totals 14-529-163231744
Virginia Cavaliers
M. Scott, F3210-205-571125
S. Zeglinski, G303-73-441211
A. Mitchell, F281-51-210013
J. Evans, G261-42-20434
J. Harris, G173-70-04026
M. Brogdon, G275-62-231114
P. Jesperson, G171-20-03013
D. Atkins, F111-10-01022
D. Browman, G41-10-00203
T. Rogers, G30-00-01000
R. Vozenilek, G30-10-00010
A. Mitchell, F20-00-00000
A. Sene, CDid Not Play
Totals 26-5413-153391471
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
Other games
Louisville 90 Final
DEP 82
MU 79 Final
UConn 64
Wich St 91 Final
UNLV 45 Final
N Mexico 65
Florida St 76 Final
K-State 57 Final
Baylor 56
Missouri 71 Final
Tx A&M 62
SDSU 56 Final
AF 58
Ole Miss 62 Final
Kentucky 77
CLEM 52 Final
NC 74
Florida 98 Final
Arkansas 68
STMA 51 Final
GTOWN 63 Final
GONZ 65 Final
San Fran 66
TXTCH 50 Final
Kansas 83
Ohio St 51 Final
Michigan 56
ND 74 Final