College Park, MD, United States (4E Sports) – Seth Allen scored five of his game-high 20 points while Jake Layman sank four foul shots in overtime as Maryland shocked No. 5 Virginia, 75-69, in the final ACC regular-season game Sunday at Comcast Center.
Junior guard Dez Wells finished with 18, Evan Smotrycz added 13 and Layman had 10, including 8-for-8 from the charity stripe as Maryland ended its campaign with a 17-14 mark (9-9 ACC).
The game was a fitting end to Maryland’s 61-year ACC campaign as the Terrapins will play in the Big Ten next season.
Anthony Gill scored 15 points off the bench, London Perrantes had 14 and Malcolm Brodgon and Joe Harris added 12 apiece for the Cavaliers, who saw their 13-game winning streak end.
Despite the loss, the Cavaliers (25-6, 16-2) already clinched their first outright ACC regular-season championship in more than 30 years.
Allen gave the Terrapins a 62-58 lead with a jumper but failed to score on their final three possessions, allowing the Cavaliers to force overtime.
Layman sank two foul shots for a 64-61 lead but he fouled Brogdon, who sank the first foul shot but intentionally missed the second with three seconds left in regulation.
The ball then went out of bounds off the Terrapins, giving the Cavaliers a chance to tie the game.
Off the inbounds, Perrantes made a perfect pass to Gill, who made the short jumper to send the game to extra time.
However, there was no stopping the Terrapins in overtime as Allen scored five straight points for a 69-64 lead.
After Gill brought the Cavaliers within 71-69, Layman sank four foul shots to put the game away.