Jan. 11, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.(AP) – Lori Bjork scored 20 points and Lynetta Kizer had 19 points and 14 rebounds to help Maryland beat No. 23 Virginia 61-60 on Monday night.
The loss spoiled an otherwise special night for Virginia’s Monica Wright, who scored 20 points to pass Dawn Staley as the women’s career scoring leader in Virginia history. Wright had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but was defended very closely and no foul was called.
The Terrapins (13-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), coming off a 28-point loss at North Carolina State, only let Virginia lead twice, both times briefly, and won despite turning the ball over 28 times. They also held the Cavaliers to just 30.8 percent shooting overall.
The Cavaliers (11-4, 0-1), who lost by 18 in their league opener at No. 16 Florida State, had several chances in the final minute, but came up short.