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Maryland sports viewing guide: get ready for a packed weekend of Terps basketball, baseball, wrestling, softball, tennis and lacrosse

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Maryland women's basketball and wrestling begin postseason play this weekend.

After winning their second straight Big Ten Championship, the Terps look to defend their Big Ten Tournament title.
After winning their second straight Big Ten Championship, the Terps look to defend their Big Ten Tournament title.
Sammi Silber

What to Watch

Friday

No. 5 Women's Basketball vs. Iowa in Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals (Noon)

Maryland, who won their second straight Big Ten Championship, starts postseason play as the No. 1 overall seed at the Big Ten Tournament. The Terps will take on ninth-seeded Iowa in the quarters. This game will be broadcast on BTN.

Baseball vs. Tennessee at the Keith LeClair Classic (Noon)

The Terps will take on the Vols in Greenville, N.C. Mike Shawaryn was lights out for Maryland in his last start, going eight innings and only allowing one hit. Tennessee is 6-1 and has a prolific offense. The Vols have scored 20 or more runs twice and their lowest output of the season so far is five runs.

Softball vs. Georgetown (2:30 p.m.)

Maryland will play this game at the Washington Nationals' Youth Academy in Washington, D.C. The Terps have yet to put a winning streak together this season. They start off against a weak Georgetown team.

Saturday

Wrestling at Big Ten Championships (All day)

The Terps are going to have a very tough time qualifying many of their wrestlers for the NCAA Championships, but Geoffrey Alexander has a legitimate shot at winning the Big Ten title at 133 pounds. You can follow the action on BTN Plus or here.

Softball vs. Monmouth (11:00 a.m.)

Maryland's biggest issue this year as a team has been its lack of consistency. The Terps have some margin for error with Monmouth, a team that has struggled mightily this season.

Women's Tennis at home vs. West Virginia (Noon)

Maryland returns home after a number of road trips. The Terps swept Rutgers, 7-0, in their last match and will look to continue their winning ways against West Virginia.

Baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Noon)

Maryland's second game at the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville comes against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions of the Southland conference. The Terps should be able to get a win here.

No. 1 Women's Lacrosse at home vs. Hofstra (Noon)

After a big win last weekend over bitter rival and fifth-ranked UNC, Maryland returns home to the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. The Terps beat Hofstra convincingly last year. There's no reason to think that they won't do so again this season. You can watch the game on BTN Plus.

Softball at George Washington (1:30 p.m.)

The second game of Maryland's double-header comes against one of the hosts of the District Invite, the GW Colonials.

Women's Basketball vs. Big Ten Semifinals (3:00 p.m.)

If Maryland advances past Iowa in the quarterfinals, the team will take on the winner of 12th-seed Northwestern and 4th-seed Indiana. This game will also be broadcast on BTN.

No. 8 Men's Lacrosse vs. No. 1 Notre Dame at Pacific Coast Shootout (8:00 p.m.)

After falling at No. 7 Yale last week, the Terps are back in action against top-ranked Notre Dame. Keep your eye on Austin Henningsen, the Maryland freshman took home Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors after winning 13-16 faceoffs against the Bulldogs. This game is being played in Costa Mesa, California, and will not be on national TV.

Sunday

Wrestling at Big Ten Championships (All day)

The Maryland wrestlers who survive Day One will try to place high enough to receive an automatic qualifying bid for the NCAA Championships. The Big Ten Finals will be live on BTN.

Women's Tennis at home vs. Northwestern (11:00 a.m.)

Maryland lost, 5-2, to the Wildcats in Evanston last season. The Terps will try to return the favor on their home court.

Softball vs. Columbia (11:00 a.m.)

The Terps lost twice to Columbia in Boca Raton last week. If this team wants to be taken seriously entering conference play, they can't keep losing games to teams that they should beat.

Gymnastics at home for Maryland Five Meet (2:00 p.m.)

The Terps will host Pitt, Yale, Texas Woman's University and George Washington. GW beat the GymTerps in DC last week, despite Maryland putting up its highest score of the season. Head coach Brett Nelligan will try to keep the momentum rolling for Maryland.

Baseball vs. No. 16 East Carolina (3:30 p.m.)

The Terps wrap up play at the Keith LeClair Classic against a ranked ECU team that might be their toughest opponent of the season to date.

No. 14 Men's Basketball at No. 12 Indiana (4:30 p.m.)

Maryland went to Assembly Hall last season and lost by 19. Yogi Ferrell and the Big Ten Champion Hoosiers are going to be extremely tough to beat on IU's senior day. This game will be televised on CBS.

Women's Basketball vs. Big Ten Finals (7:00 p.m.)

If the Terps make it to the Big Ten Tournament final, they'll have a chance to repeat as Big Ten Tournament champs. A win here would be very important for Maryland's seeding going into the NCAA Championships. This game will be in prime time on ESPN.