Cavaliers run over Terps in second half

Cavaliers run over Terps in second half
February 18, 2012, 7:51 pm

By HANK KURZ Mike Scott scored 25 points and No. 22 Virginia took command with a 16-0 run early in the second half and beat Maryland 71-44 on Saturday. Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points and Sammy Zeglinski 11 for the Cavaliers (20-6, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who ended their first two-game losing streak of the season. Terrell Stoglin scored 14 points, all in the first half, and Nick Faust had 13 for Maryland (15-11, 5-7). The Terps stayed in the game by making seven 3-pointers in the first half, but managed just 13 points after halftime as they misfired on 19 of 24 shots. Maryland broke a 31-all halftime tie on a jumper by James Padgett to start the second half, then went 8:18 without a point as Virginia took control. Joe Harris hit two jumpers and Scott scored the next seven points. When Harris capped the 16-0 burst with another jumper, it was 47-33. Even after Ashton Pankey's putback dunk broke the Terps' scoreless drought, the Cavaliers scored eight of the next 10 points, delighting a soldout John Paul Jones Arena. In the final minutes, both coaches emptied their benches. Scott, whose point total was his career high in a conference game, dominated early. At one point, he had outscored the Terps 14-13, and he had 10 during a 15-7 run that gave the Cavaliers a 22-13 lead. Then Stoglin and the Terps heated up, scoring 13 of the next 15. Stoglin hit three 3-pointers in the burst, and Maryland was 7 for 13 from behind the arc in the half. That kept them in the game, but they missed all six of their shots from deep in the seecond half, and finished 14 for 52 overall, just 26.9 percent.