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GameThread: Maryland basketball vs. Minnesota

The Terps and Golden Gophers face off in a must-win game.

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Maryland hasn't had the easiest time navigating the first half of January, and has dealt with a slew of injuries—season-ending and short-term—and sicknesses in the past few weeks. After a heartbreaking last-second road loss to No. 23 Michigan, the Terps take on Minnesota Thursday night in what feels like a must-win game for each squad.

The Golden Gophers come into the matchup 3-4 in Big Ten play and 14-6 overall; Maryland has the exact same record. The teams split their two games last season, but this will be the only meeting between them this year. The victor will return to .500 in conference play, while the loser drops two games below .500 about halfway through the Big Ten slate.

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