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NCAA basketball Tournament 2017: Maryland still projected as 7-seed in ESPN’s bracketology

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

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After Maryland basketball beat Rutgers and Michigan State last week, the Terps are in the same spot in ESPN’s NCAA Tournament bracketology as they were before.

Joe Lunardi has Maryland as a No. 7-seed again, still in Tulsa and still against Seton Hall. CBS’s Jerry Palm has the Terps as a No. 6-seed playing Xavier in Orlando, and SB Nation’s Chris Dobbertean does too. The Terps didn’t appear to gain anything with those two wins, except for maybe erasing any possible doubts as to whether or not they belong in the field of 68.

Maryland will probably have to do some serious damage in the Big Ten Tournament to change its NCAA seeding. This won’t be easy, as Maryland was 0-2 against the top two seeds in the conference tournament, and a win over Northwestern, Ohio State or Rutgers isn’t going to do too much. But a win over Purdue or Wisconsin? Maybe that could nudge the Terps a little higher.

Here are Oddsshark’s odds to win the Big Ten Tournament.

Purdue 8/5

Wisconsin 9/4

Minnesota U 13/2

Maryland 10/1

Michigan 10/1

Michigan State 10/1

Northwestern 12/1

Indiana U 16/1

Iowa 28/1

Ohio State 33/1

Illinois 50/1

Penn State 66/1

Nebraska 75/1

Rutgers 100/1

In other news

Melo Trimble is on the All-Big Ten team.

Maryland made a return to the AP Top 25.

Will Likely is running during the combine, just not in front of scouts.

Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene is the nation’s leading scorer, but he needs his team to make a serious run in its conference tournament if he wants a shot at the NCAA’s.

Here’s all of SB Nation’s NFL Combine coverage, and here’s SB Nation’s mock draft.

We’re a bit light on news right now, but we’ll have a whole lot of Big Ten Tournament content on the way soon!