Jan. 16, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -Mamadi Diane scored a career-high 26 points and Sean Singletary added 25 and seven assists Tuesday night to lead Virginia past Maryland 103-91, ending the Cavaliers' three-game losing streak.
Virginia (10-6, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) blew a 20-point first half lead, allowing Maryland to close to within three early in the second half.
But the Cavs scored 12 straight to make it 70-55 with 9:50 remaining, and from there the Terrapins (15-4, 1-3) couldn't get closer than eight.
Mike Jones led Maryland with 18 points. Greivis Vazquez made five 3-pointers and scored 17. Ekene Ibekwe also had 17 before fouling out in the closing minute.
Two free throws by Ibekwe pulled the Terps to within 58-55 with 14:36 to play. After Virginia turned the ball over on a 10-second violation, Maryland also turned it over and Jamil Tucker hit his third 3-pointer in as many tries for the Cavaliers.
Maryland turned the ball over three more times and missed all five of its shots over the next four-plus minutes, allowing Virginia to rebuild its advantage.
A dunk by Jason Cain gave Virginia a 50-30 lead with 2:45 left in the first half, but then the Cavaliers self-destructed, turning the ball over on four straight possessions. The Terps scored the last 13 points of the period, with Vasquez making all of his eight first half points in 30 seconds.
The Cavaliers were 18 of 23 at the free throw line in the first half, compared to 5-for-9 for Maryland. Four of the Terps' starters spent much of the second half in foul trouble.
J.R. Reynolds scored 17 for Virginia - 11 from the free throw line. Cain finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Virginia avoided its first four game losing streak under coach Dave Leitao.
Maryland came in having won six of its last seven and had beaten Clemson in its last game Saturday, ending the Tigers' run as the last unbeaten Division I school.
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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