In the wake of Maryland's loss to Michigan State on Saturday, the only drama left before the NCAA Tournament is where the Terrapins will be seeded, and where they'll play. From Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, we talked on Saturday evening about that and more from the Terps' contentious Big Ten semifinal against the Spartans. Here's the tape:
The Maryland Terrapins now look toward NCAA March Madness.Posted by Testudo Times on Saturday, March 12, 2016
Our view: Maryland is almost certainly a No. 4 or 5 seed, with a nonzero chance of getting a No. 3 or 6 if the NCAA's selectors either really hate or really love the Terps for some reason we don't understand. The Terps' losing by three points to Michigan State shouldn't hurt them, but it also shouldn't help them given all the teams on Saturday and Sunday who will actually win their conference tournaments.
We also talked about Melo Trimble. He had a bad game on Saturday and might have even cost Maryland a victory (though so could have many things). But his contributions to Maryland over the last few seasons – and the things he's continued to do well amid a prolonged slump – should be getting more attention than they are.