Maryland vs. Virginia: Full Game Preview

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Maryland vs. Virginia: Full Game Preview
Maryland
(20-10, 3-7 away)
Virginia
(20-10, 17-1 home)
Venue: John Paul Jones Arena
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, March 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Maryland D Wells 12.2 A Len 8.1 P Howard 3.8
Virginia J Harris 17.1 A Mitchell 8.9 J Evans 5.0

On Sunday, Maryland travels to John Paul Jones Arena to take on Virginia. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Terrapins lost to the Cavaliers 80-69 on Feb. 10 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

Maryland is in sixth place in the ACC and would love to gain ground on Virginia, who sit in fifth place.

In their last outing, despite 18 points and six rebounds from Dezmine Wells, the Terrapins fell to North Carolina 79-68 on Mar. 6. He leads the team with 12.2 points per game. For the Cavaliers, Akil Mitchell finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the 53-51 loss to Florida State on Mar. 7. He averages 13.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.9 rebounds per game. When considering the Four Factors, Virginia performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 72.8. This ranks first in the conference and 28th in the country.

Virginia StatSmack

  • AP voters think more highly of Maryland and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Virginia (67 vs. 27).
  • Over the past 10 years, Maryland has had more players drafted by the NBA than Virginia (five vs. one).
  • Maryland has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Virginia (five vs. two).
  • Alex Len is ranked 5th in the ACC in rebounds and 2nd in the ACC in blocks.
  • Maryland has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (66.6 percent to 55.3 percent).
  • Maryland has an average margin of victory of 10 over Virginia in 35 wins since 1980.
  • Diaper Dandies love Maryland. Maryland has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Virginia (14 vs. 10).
  • Maryland players are more experienced than Virginia players (13,054 minutes played vs. 11,755 minutes played).
  • Maryland has come back to win after being down at half against Virginia five times since 1997.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Maryland currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (970 to 939) than Virginia, per the NCAA.
MARY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alex Len 26 12 8 1 0 2 2
B Dezmine Wells 28 12 5 3 1 1 3
C+ Nick Faust 25 9 4 3 1 0 2
C Seth Allen 21 7 2 2 1 0 2
C C. Mitchell 16 6 6 0 0 1 1
C James Padgett 17 6 4 1 0 0 1
C Jake Layman 19 5 3 1 0 1 1
C Pe`Shon Howard 21 3 2 4 1 0 2
C- S. Cleare 13 4 3 0 0 0 1
C- Logan Aronhalt 14 6 1 0 0 0 1
D John Auslander 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Conner Lipinski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Spencer Barks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
UVA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Justin Miller 27 13 4 0 2 0 2
B Joe Harris 32 17 4 2 1 1 2
B Akil Mitchell 30 13 9 2 1 0 2
C+ Justin Anderson 23 7 3 2 1 1 1
C Jontel Evans 28 4 2 5 1 0 2
C Evan Nolte 21 6 2 1 1 1 1
C Paul Jesperson 27 5 2 1 1 1 1
C Darion Atkins 17 5 4 0 0 1 1
C Mike Tobey 13 6 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Teven Jones 14 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Taylor Barnette 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Doug Browman 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
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