Tony Bennett talks about the loss to Maryland on the road.
Virginia sophomore Malcolm Brogdon, considered by some to be a favorite to make the All-ACC First Team, was left off the squad.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Here are my takeaways following Virginia’s 75-69 loss at Maryland on Sunday in the regular-season finale.
The No. 1 Wahoos defeated Duke, 2-1, on Sunday before 737 at Jack Coombs Field.
The Cavaliers talked about bouncing back, learning from the experience just as they had from getting blown out at Tennessee on Dec. 30 and losing by a centimeter at Duke on Jan. 13. In both instances, Virginia got better.
The No. 5 Cavaliers played some of their poorest defense of the season in a 75-69 overtime loss that snapped a school-record 13-game ACC winning streak.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett views today’s clash with the Terrapins in College Park as an equally important rung on a ladder that can’t be skipped.
Another century-old rivalry will bite the dust this afternoon when Virginia’s fifth-ranked basketball team crosses the Potomac for the last time. The 181st game between the Cavaliers and Maryland will be the final scheduled meeting between the two crusty old rivals.
Led by a 4-0 record in individual finals, the 16th-ranked Hokies outpointed regular-season champ Pittsburgh 87-67 to take the tournament crown at Cassell Coliseum
The No. 1 Cavaliers, courtesy of Nathan Kirby, opened ACC play by squeaking by the Blue Devils, 3-2, in game one of a doubleheader. In game two, they fell, 3-2, when pitching wasn’t nearly as efficient.