(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) — Maryland outlasted No. 5 Virginia in overtime, 75-69, Sunday to win its final regular-season game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Maryland (17-14, 9-9 ACC) will move to the Big 10 next season after spending the last 61 in the ACC.
“Today wasn’t just an ordinary game. It was a lot of things,” Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon said. “We always play for Maryland, but today we played for former players, former coaches, all our fans.”
Still, the storybook ending almost didn’t happen for the Terrapins. With 1.7 seconds left in regulation, and Maryland up two, Virginia guard London Perrantes threw the inbounds pass to teammate Anthony Gill, who caught, shot and scored the tying basket while in the air. But in overtime Seth Allen scored five of his game-high 20 points to snap Virginia’s 13-game winning streak.
Despite the loss, the Cavaliers (25-6, 16-2) are the top seed in the upcoming ACC tournament.
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