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

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

It’s finally postseason time as the Big Ten tournament has arrived. This is the first season that Maryland basketball didn’t finish the regular season fourth or better in the conference. The Terps finished eighth in the Big Ten this year, and they have a date with Wisconsin Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Maryland already defeated the Badgers this season, a 68-63 home win on Feb. 4.

However, the Terps did give up a sizable second-half lead in the win. Wisconsin has played much better basketball since the loss, going 4-2 in that time. The Badgers upset then-No. 6 Purdue at home, and almost upset No. 2 Michigan State over the weekend, but they are still a vulnerable team.

Maryland is better than Wisconsin in almost every statistical category, so if the Terps play the style of basketball that has been successful for them this season, they should win and move on to play Michigan State.

The numbers

Maryland: 19-12 (8-10 Big Ten)

Wisconsin: 14-17 (7-11 Big Ten)

Odds: Maryland is a 2.5-point favorite

All-time series: Wisconsin leads 7-5

How to watch and listen

Thursday, March 1, noon (ET), Madison Square Garden, New York

TV: BTN (Brian Anderson: Play-by-Play, Shon Morris: Analyst, Mike Hall: Sideline)

Streaming: BTN2Go

Radio: Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.) / ESPN 980 AM (DC), Sirus - 84 / XM - 84, TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche, Walt Williams), Compass Sports Radio (Gregg Daniels, Rick Mahorn), WMUC Sports (Liam Beatus, Megan Smedley)

In other news

Maryland baseball earned its second straight win against VCU on Wednesday afternoon.

The women’s lacrosse team picked up a victory of its own, beating UMBC easily at home.

Men’s lacrosse freshman attackman Logan Wisnauskas won Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week after scoring five goals in Maryland’s 13-6 victory over Penn last week. The Terps will also host No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.

Maryland has a 25-1 shot to win the Big Ten tournament, according to 247Sports. If the Terps run the table, some lucky fans have a shot to make a lot of money.