Scott went 10-of-20 from the field and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 14 points on 5-of-6 from the floor for Virginia (20-6, 7-5 ACC), which used a big second half to win going away.
The Cavaliers snapped a two-game losing streak with the help of Sammy Zeglinski, who contributed 11 points in the victory.
The Terrapins (15-11, 6-6) lost despite 14 points from Terrell Stoglin and 13 more from Nick Faust.
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