January 21, 2009
The Maryland Terrapins and Virginia Cavaliers came into Tuesday night's match-up seeking some redemption. Both teams have lost their previous two conference games and looked to take it out on one another.
The Terps knew their game plan all along, build a strong lead in the first half, and build on it after the break. They did just that. After a 13-13 tie early in the first half, Maryland used a 12-2 run with 4:45 remaining before the break to put Virginia down by 15 at half.
Virginia did rally late in the second half as they have done in previous games this season, but to no avail. The Cavaliers faltered once again 84-78 at the hands of the Terps.
Jamil Tucker paced the Cavaliers with 21 points, a career high. The Terps had four players in double figures. Landon Milbourne and Adrian Bowie contributed 17 points each, Greivis Vasquez had 16, and Eric Hayes chipped in 10.
Virginia will return home to take on Florida State Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm at the John Paul Jones Arena.