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MM 12.28: Where does Maryland stand in recent bracket projections?

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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A look at the most recent NCAA Tournament projections tells a simple story: Maryland men’s basketball has work to do if it wants to play postseason basketball, while the Terps women’s squad is comfortably in the bracket with ample chances to bolster its resume.

None of the 32 bracket projections compiled by include the Maryland men’s team, which is unsurprising considering its struggles thus far. Despite currently riding a four-game win streak, the Terps are winless against Quad 1 and 2 competition. Six of their eight wins this season have come against Quad 4 opponents, with two losses to teams in the two lowest quadrants.

Meanwhile, the women’s team approaches conference play after earning a No. 6 seed in ESPN’s latest projection. The women also started the season slow, falling out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in 13 years. Since then, though, they’ve won seven games in a row.

In other news

Emmett Siegel previewed Maryland men’s basketball’s game against Coppin State.

Jon Iacovacci shared how Terps in the NFL performed this past week.

Seven Maryland wrestlers garnered individual national rankings.