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GameThread: Maryland vs. Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament

The Terps and Spartans vie for a spot in the conference championship game.

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The Maryland men's basketball team has struggled lately, losing four of seven games and often looking iffy even in the games it has won. But the narrative surrounding Maryland could turn on its head with a win against the Big Ten's best team on Saturday, when the Terps play Michigan State in a Big Ten Tournament semifinal in Indianapolis. The winner moves to a championship game on Sunday.

The Terps scored 97 points in a win against Nebraska on Friday night, the highest output in the history of the conference tournament. Michigan State, for its part, cruised by Ohio State in the game immediately before that at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Both teams had double byes; Michigan State is the No. 2 seed and Maryland the No. 3 seed.

This will be the second bout of the year between the Terps and Spartans. Michigan State won by nine points in East Lansing back in January, behind strong efforts from stars Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes.

Matt Ellentuck and I will have coverage from the arena all day. Thanks for reading along, and enjoy the game.