clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Maryland Vs. Virginia Preview: Terps Look To Get Back To .500 In The ACC With Upset Of Virginia

The Maryland Terrapins travel to Virginia on Saturday afternoon, looking to pull off an upset against a struggling Cavaliers team that would put the Terps at 6-6 in the ACC.

The Maryland Terrapins look to make it two in a row on Saturday and get back to .500 in the ACC when they travel to Charlottesville to face the Virginia Cavaliers. The Terps cruised to a comfortable win over Boston College on Thursday night and now turnaround on just one day of rest against a struggling Virginia team.

After starting out 6-3 in the ACC and cracking the top 20 in the polls, the Cavaliers have lost their last two contests, which included an upset loss to Clemson. Tony Bennett teams make a concerted effort to slow the game down and keep the score in the 50's and 60's. The Cavs are led by big man Mike Scott, who was on track to be a potential conference player of the year. Scott is a monster on the glass and in the paint, averaging 17 points and eight boards per game. It seems like Sammy Zeglinksi has been around forever, and is always a threat to get hot from the outside.

Mark Turgeon's club will have to get a solid effort on the interior, and limit Scott on the defensive end. Bennett will try to slow it down and control the opportunities for Terrell Stoglin, Nick Faust, and Sean Mosley. Tip is set for 1:00 PM at John Paul Jones Arena and the Cavs are favored by ten points.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Terps, visit Testudo Times, SB Nation's Maryland blog. For more on the Cavaliers, visit Streaking The Lawn, SB Nation's UVA blog. And for all your Saturday college hoops news, be sure to keep up with SB Nation's college basketball hub.