All Around Effort Gets UVa a Win at Maryland
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.
From UVa athletics:
Virginia has won four consecutive games against Maryland.
Virginia has won three consecutive games against Maryland in College Park.
The Cavaliers have won two straight games and six of their last seven games overall.
Virginia outrebounded Maryland, 34-29, marking the first time the Terrapins have been outrebounded this season.
The Cavaliers tied a season-high with 11 3-pointers, shooting 11-19 (.579) from 3-point range.
Joe Harris (22 points) led UVa in scoring for the 15th time.
Harris has scored 20 or more points in three of the last four games.
Harris has made at least one 3-pointer in 13 consecutive games.
Justin Anderson added a career-high 17 points and tied a career-best with nine rebounds.
Anderson has scored 10 or more points in five of the last six games.
Paul Jesperson had a career-high 12 points on a career-high four 3-pointers.
Jontel Evans matched his ACC high with eight assists.