COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Playing in its last home game as a member of the ACC, Maryland upset No. 5 Virginia 75-69 in overtime Saturday afternoon at Comcast Center.
After Virginia forward Anthony Gill tied the game with 0.5 seconds left in regulation, Maryland outscored the Cavaliers 11-5 in the extra session to come away with the win.
Maryland guard Seth Allen scored 20 points to lead all scorers while guard Dez Wells put in 18.
Virginia was led by Gill’s 15 points. Guard London Perrantes scored 14 points while guards Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris scored 12 apiece.
Maryland (17-14, 9-9 ACC) led for the majority of the second half and grew its lead to as big as eight with 16:37 to play at 45-37. Virginia went on a 15-6 run to retake the lead 52-51 after guard Joe Harris knocked down a 3-pointer with 8:25 remaining.
Virginia (25-6, 16-2) took a 35-34 lead at the half thanks to a 3-pointer from Perrantes with 14 seconds to play. Perrantes led the Cavaliers in scoring with 12 first-half points, all coming from beyond the arc.
The Cavaliers shot 50 percent from the field in the half and made five of their 11 3-pointers.
Maryland was led by Smotrycz’s 13 points in the half as the Terrapins shot 52 percent from the field.
After Maryland took an early 3-2 lead, Virginia answered with a 14-7 run to take a 16-10 advantage with 12 minutes to play in the half. The Terrapins battled back and used a 10-2 run of their own to lead 20-18 with 9:46 left before the teams went back-and-forth the rest of the way.
NOTES: Virginia G Justin Anderson, who was originally committed to Maryland, averaged 12.5 points per game last season in two games against the Terrapins. … Former Maryland coaches Gary Williams and Lefty Driesell were in attendance for the game. … The loss ends Virginia’s 13-game winning streak.
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