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Maryland basketball clinches no worse than 2-seed in Big Ten Tournament

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After defeating Rutgers, Maryland can receive no worse than the 2-seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament and still have an outside shot of getting the 1-seed.

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With its win against Rutgers Tuesday evening, Maryland clinched no worse than a 2-seed in the upcoming Big Ten tournament. There is still an outside chance Maryland could share the regular season Big Ten title with Wisconsin and grab the conference's 1-seed in the process, but the Terps will need some help.

In order for Maryland to get the 1-seed, they need to defeat Nebraska on Sunday and Wisconsin must lose its last two games, both on the road, against Minnesota on Thursday and Ohio State on Sunday. In that scenario, Maryland and Wisconsin would both finish with 14-4 conference records, share the regular season title and the Terps would get the 1-seed as they own the tiebreaker against the Badgers (head-to-head record).

If Wisconsin wins one of those two games or Maryland loses to Nebraska, Wisconsin will be the 1-seed.

Here are the remaining games that impact Maryland's chance to secure the 1-seed and share the regular season title with Wisconsin:

Thursday, March 5
Wisconsin at Minnesota. 7:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 8
Wisconsin at Ohio State, 4:30 p.m. ET
Maryland at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m ET

Here's what the B1G bracket would look like if the season ended today: