|Virginia at Maryland|
|Date & Time||Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 | 1 p.m.|
|Location||College Park, Md. | Comcast Center|
|Coverage||ACC Network | Listen on Cavaliers Live | Gametracker | ESPN3|
|Additional Information||2012-13 Ticket Information | Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes|
Feb. 9, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Virginia travels to Maryland in ACC action on Sunday, Feb. 10. Tipoff at Comcast Center is set for 1 p.m.
Virginia (16-6, 6-3 ACC) is tied for third in the ACC standings, while Maryland (17-6, 5-5 ACC) is tied for sixth with NC State. Virginia is looking for its fourth straight win against Maryland and swept the two-game series between the teams last season.
The Cavaliers dominated in a 78-41 win over Clemson Thursday. Virginia's 37-point win marked the largest margin of victory in an ACC game since Duke beat Maryland, 85-44, on Jan. 24, 2009. Junior Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) led UVa with a game-high 21 points and junior Akil Mitchell (Charlotte, N.C.) and freshman Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) landed in double figures with 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Maryland has a two-game winning streak, posting wins against Wake Forest (86-60) last Saturday and Virginia Tech (60-55) Thursday.
The Terrapins hold a 106-71 advantage over Virginia in a series that dates back to 1912-13. Virginia is 23-60 against Maryland in College Park, including a 4-6 mark at Comcast Center. A win at Maryland would give the Cavaliers their first three-game winning streak in College Park since Jan. 16, 1991-Feb. 4, 1993.
The Cavaliers have held ACC foes under 60 points in eight of nine games and rank second in the nation in scoring defense of 51.5 points per game. Offensively Virginia is averaging 63.2 points per game, shooting 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point land.
Harris continues to lead Virginia on offense. Harris ranks sixth in the ACC in scoring at 15.6 points per game and is the only player in the league ranked in the top 10 in 3-point field goal percentage (1st), field goal percentage (8th) free throw percentage (9th). Harris has tallied 20 or more points in five games this season.
Junior Akil Mitchell (Charlotte, N.C.) is averaging a career-high 12.5 points per game, ranks third in the ACC with a career-best nine rebounds per game and is tied for fifth with 1.3 steals per game.
Senior point guard Jontel Evans (Hampton, Va.) ranks third in the ACC at 5.6 assists per game in nine league games, while Anderson has reached double figures in scoring in four of the last five games.
Head coach Tony Bennett sports a 69-47 record, including a 3-3 mark against Maryland, in four seasons at Virginia. Bennett guided the Cavaliers to the NCAA Tournament last season.
Maryland has a stingy defense, limiting opponents to a league-leading 36 percent field goal percentage. The Terrapins are averaging 71.5 points per game and allowing 61 ppg. Center Alex Len leads the team in scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounding (8 ppg). Guard/forward Dez Wells has added 12 ppg, while forward James Padgett, forward Charles Mitchell, guard Seth Allen and guard Nick Faust are each averaging six or more points per game. Guard Pe'Shon Howard ranks fourth in the ACC with 4.3 assists per game.
Mark Turgeon has posted a 34-21 mark in two seasons at Maryland. Turgeon has a 284-180 record in 15 seasons as a collegiate head coach.
The Cavaliers host in-state rival Virginia Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.
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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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