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Vasquez scores 30, Maryland beats Virginia 85-66

Feb 16, 2010 - 3:07 AM By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE PARK, Md.(AP) -- Greivis Vasquez scored 25 of his 30 points in the first half, and Maryland beat Virginia 85-66 Monday night for its sixth straight home victory.

Vasquez went 10 for 13 from the floor and made all four free throws to put the Terrapins up 52-34 at halftime. The senior guard finished 12 for 19, and the 30 points matched his season high.

Maryland (17-7, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot an astounding 70 percent (21 for 30) from the floor in the pivotal first half.

The Cavaliers (14-9, 5-5) came in allowing 61 points per game, lowest in the ACC and 31st in the nation. They yielded their most points in any half this season and the most in any game.

Jeff Jones and Mike Scott each scored 16 for Virginia. It was the most lopsided defeat of the year for the Cavaliers, who have dropped three straight and five of seven.