January 19, 2008
The Virginia men's basketball team has lost its last two times out and looks to get back on the right track Tuesday night. That will be a tough test, however, as the Cavaliers travel to Maryland to face the Terrapins.
Virginia has had the upper hand during the last two years, winning three of the last four games against the Terps. Those wins have come by an average of a little more than ten points per game. Maryland has had better luck all time at the Comcast Center, though, holding a 4-2 advantage over Virginia.
Both teams enter Tuesday's match up with 1-2 ACC records, and both have lost their last two games. Virginia, which is 7-7 overall, fell at Virginia Tech last Saturday, followed by a loss to North Carolina at home this past Thursday. Maryland is 12-5, but fell to Miami and Florida State its last two times out, after knocking off Georgia Tech to open its ACC schedule.
Grievis Vasquez enters as Maryland's leading scorer, averaging 17.8 points per game. Click on the above video link to hear the Cavaliers' thoughts on Tuesday's game, and hear from Maryland head coach Gary Williams about the rivalry with Virginia.