Villanova vs. Maryland: Wildcats Shell Shock Terrapins with 19-0 Second Half Run to Win 11th Straight

Published On January 15, 2011 | Sports

Antonio Pena Jumper

Down by 12 points, 59-47, midway through the second-half, The 16-1 Villanova Wildcats went on a 19-0 run to take a 66-59 lead over the 11-6 Maryland Terrapins. Once Villanova retook the lead, they never relinquished it. Maryland did not score from the 9:27 mark until there was 2:13 left in the game. During this 7 minute 14 second stretch the Terrapins were 0 for 8 from the field.

Maalik Wayns Running Floater

Villanova Pre-Game

Corey Stokes Defending Sean Mosley

Although Maryland managed to cut Villanova’s lead to 3 points with 1:36 to go, Maalik Wayns hit a three-pointer from the corner to end the Maryland comeback. Villanova ended up on top 74-66 and won its last non-conference game of the regular season.

Corey Stokes From Downtown


Isaiah Armwood Jump Shot

James Bell No-Look Pass

Villanova, which trailed at the half 36-33, won its eleventh game in a row. The Wildcats, who were short-handed due to Maurice Sutton being held out for a violation of team rules, and Dominic Cheek sustaining a knee injury early in the first-half, (Cheek did not play at all in the second- half), got a major lift from Sophomore Isaiah Armwood who grabbed 13 rebounds and kicked in 6 points.

Mouphtaou Yarou Takes it at Dino Gregory

Dino Gregory Sky Hook

Maryland Coach Gary Williams

Maalik Wayns led the way in scoring with 22 points, Corey Fisher added 17 points and had 5 assists, and Antonio Pena had a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards. Mouph Yarou who sat out a good portion of the first-half with foul trouble also corraled 12 rebounds.

Corey Fisher Running Floater

Antonio Pena to the Rim

Villanova Coach Jay Wright

 The Terrapins, coached by Gary Williams, were paced by Jordan Williams who had a monster double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Adrian Bowie and Dino Gregory each chipped in 10 points.

Maryland Coach Gary Williams

Jordan Williams over Maalik Wayns

Jordan Williams Barely Misses the Dunk

Jordan Williams Jumper over Isaiah Armwood

 Next up for Villanova is a Monday afternoon game at Gampel Pavilion vs. Connecticut. The game begins at 3:30 pm on ESPN.

Wells-Fargo Center

Maalik Wayns to the Bucket

Corey Stokes Three-Pointer

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Our video of Villanova’s post-game press conference with Jay Wright, Corey Fisher, and Maalik Wayns can be viewed below:

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