When Melo Trimble’s three found the bottom of the net and the final buzzer sounded on Maryland basketball’s 63-60 win Saturday over Michigan State, the Terps assured themselves the No. 3-seed in the Big Ten Tournament, good for a double-bye.
But the rest of the conference tournament picture wasn’t clear until after four Sunday games. Wisconsin clinched the No. 2-seed with a win over Minnesota, who held onto a double bye of its own thanks to Northwestern’s defeat at the hands of Purdue.
Here’s the full, official bracket:
It's official, @B1GMBBall fans. pic.twitter.com/6WjDWnpmPr— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 6, 2017
Maryland has the last Friday game, which is likely to tip after 9 p.m. ET. The Terps will play either No. 6-seed Northwestern, No. 11-seed Ohio State or No. 14-seed Rutgers in that contest.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball is your Big Ten tournament champion thanks to a 74-64 win over Purdue.
Terps baseball went 3-0 this weekend. The highlight was a 9-2 win Saturday over No. 6 NC State, but Maryland also squeaked past Notre Dame and dominated Dayton.
Maryland softball went 1-4 this weekend, but that one win was over No. 25 Missouri. The Terps are now 3-15-1, but two of their victories are against ranked teams.
The lacrosse teams went 1-1 on Saturday afternoon, with the women cruising past Hofstra and the men coming up just short at Notre Dame.
Soccer sophomore Eryk Williamson scored a booming goal in for the American U-20 team.
Maryland football made the cut for a couple 2018 recruits.
Top 6............#goterps #VolNation #hailwv #uncfb #psunrivaled #GoHokies @CFB___Edits pic.twitter.com/5acU1HLSzv— Darryle Simmons ii (@dsimm_ii) March 5, 2017
#BlessUp‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/Qmz2nVRY7r— Telly Mac✨ (@KwantelRaines) March 5, 2017
(Top-15 lists/edits are hilarious and mean next to absolutely nothing, but Maryland’s still in pretty good company here.)
Finally, we have a really cool story in the Fanposts about Mark Turgeon being a part of Shaq Cleare’s senior day at Texas.