COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points, Justin Anderson added 16 and No. 7 Virginia turned up the defense to hand 21st-ranked Maryland its first loss, 76-65 Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Cavaliers (8-0) and Terrapins (7-1) played twice a year for decades when both were in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now in its first year as a member of the Big Ten, Maryland trailed throughout against its longtime rival.
Virginia limited the Terrapins to 16 baskets on 40 percent shooting and finished with a 34-22 rebounding advantage. The Cavaliers, who came in ranked No. 1 in the nation in scoring defense, held Maryland 13 points below its season average.
Ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since the 2009-10 season, Maryland got 16 points from freshman Melo Trimble and 14 from Jake Layman. Trimble went 2 for 9 from the field but made 12 of 14 free throws.
The Terrapins trailed 42-34 early in the second half before Anderson was fouled on a 3-point try and made two free throws to launch a 10-5 spurt that put the Cavaliers up 52-39.
After Maryland closed to 54-44, Anthony Gill sank two free throws, Marial Shayok drilled a 3 and Gill made a layup for a 17-point cushion with 7:48 left.
That all but assured the Cavaliers their first 8-0 start since the 2002-04 season.
Anderson scored eight of his 11 first-half points in the final 5 minutes to help the Cavaliers go up 37-29 at the break.
Virginia held Maryland to a pair of baskets over the first 8 minutes while building a 14-4 lead.
The Terrapins whittled the margin to five points before Anderson took over. His alley-oop dunk made it 31-21, and he added a layup to give Virginia its biggest lead at 35-23.
Maryland went 7 for 19 from the field but stayed in striking distance with a 12-for-15 performance at the foul line, including 6 for 6 by Trimble.
Virginia: The Cavaliers are 75-107 against Maryland in a series that dates back to 1912-13. This was the first time since Jan. 5, 1953, that the teams met in a non-league game.
Maryland: The Terrapins were without injured starters Dez Wells (broken wrist) and Evan Smotrycz (sprained ankle). Wells is averaging 16.2 points and Smotrycz scored 12 points in two games after missing five games with a broken left foot.
Virginia visits Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday.
Maryland hosts Winthrop on Saturday.
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