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Maryland Upsets 'Hoos in a Terp-Perfect Environment

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All of the hype was on Maryland's side before they beat #5 UVa Sunday at the Comcast Center in Maryland.

"It's one of the best atmosphere's I've ever played in," said UVa's Malcolm Brogdon. "It's not the most intimidating but it's up there."

Legendary former coach, Gary Williams was sitting court side. UVa Head Coach Tony Bennett said, "Coach Williams there, I saw him right across from our bench. Obviously that's special for all he's done for Maryland basketball."

But it also marked their final regular season home game after 61 years as a member of the ACC.

Bennett said, "the crowd was lively and what our guys gotta understand is that you're getting teams best shots - it's that time of the year."

That energy transpired onto the court as the Terp's sealed a 75-69 overtime win. The fans flooded the floor and the Terp's snapped the 'Hoos 13 game winning streak.

UVa's Justin Anderson said, "They were getting a lot of open looks. They were touching the paint a lot. That's something that we don't allow usually. We gotta make sure we learn from this."

The 'Hoos dropped to sixth in the AP Polls after the loss and may even face Maryland again on Friday in the ACC tournament.  UVa is set to play the winner of the Maryland/Florida State game.

 

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