UVA beats Maryland, avoids dubious history
Thanks to a clutch three-pointer from Mamadi Diane to give his team the lead with 39 seconds remaining, the UVA men's basketball team beat Maryland 68-63 in its regular season finale, to finish with a record of 10-17. With the win, the 2008-09 squad avoided becoming the first Cavalier team since 1969 to finish the regular season with fewer than 10 wins. Still, for a worse winning percentage, one has to go all the way back to the 1966-67 season, when the Cavaliers went 9-17 for .360, a hair short of this year's mark of .370. The Cavaliers face Boston College on Thursday, March 12 at 9pm in the first round of the ACC Tournament.
–photo courtesy of UVA Athletics