Maryland Wins Share of ACC Regular Season Title

By Ben Linton

After defeating Duke Wednesday on an emotional, monumental game on Senior Night, the Maryland Terrapins headed down south to Charlottesville to face Virginia for their Senior Game. A win would mean at least a share of the ACC Title, but the Terps hadn’t won at the John Paul Jones Arena in three seasons.

In the first half, Maryland got out to a decent lead, but still wasn’t playing as crisp and sharp as they could. That being said, the Terps still held an 11 point lead, but the largest lead was 14. This allowed UVA to hang around, even without their best player Slyven Landesburg suspended for the season.

In the second half, the Cavaliers made their run, cutting the lead to 66-65 with with 1:39 remaining. But thanks to some key three point shots by Greivis Vasquez and a great team effort at the free throw line, the Terps were able to quiet the Cavs furious comeback. The key moment came with 38 seconds remaining. Maryland Guard Sean Mosely drove into the lane and was fouled, which triggered UVA Coach Tony Bennett to toss his jacket, resulting in a technical. Vasquez hit the two tech foul shots, and Mosely hit his to give the Terps a five point lead, which they would hold on to win, by a score of 74-68.

Greivis Vasquez once again led the Terps with 23 points and 5 assists. Eric Hayes scored 11 points and Landon Milbourne added 10 to give the Terps some balanced scoring. Yet it still was Vasquez who was the hero, he had an answer for the Cavs every time they came knocking on the door. His case for ACC MVP has become a louder and louder topic across the nation and it should be interesting to see if he ends up winning the honor.

Next up, the Terps head to Greensboro for the ACC Tournament. The last time the Terps took the floor in Greensboro, they won the ACC Title back in 2004. Maryland will be the number two seed, facing the winner of the Georgia Tech/North Carolina game. Lets hope this streak can keep going strong deeo into March.

1 Response to “Maryland Wins Share of ACC Regular Season Title”

  1. March 8, 2010 at 20:30

    I hate to say it, but I hope the winner of the GT/UNC game is UNC…I am a tarheel fan but there are better chances for the Terps to win if it is UNC they are playing. Even in their prime, somehow the heels can’t keep up with the Terps.

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