After winning at Nebraska, Maryland men’s basketball remained in the No. 24 spot in the Associated Press rankings released Monday.
The Terps knocked off the Huskers, 60-45, holding a slumping Nebraska team to 21 percent shooting. Maryland is one of six Big Ten teams in the top 25, with Michigan up to No. 6, Michigan State dropping to No. 11, Purdue up three spots to No. 12, Wisconsin moving down to No. 20 and Iowa at No. 21.
Maryland will play Purdue and Michigan this week, two games that could be crucial to the Terps’ Big Ten tournament and NCAA Tournament seeding. The Terps are currently 9-4 in the Big Ten and tied with Wisconsin for fourth place in the conference standings. The top four teams get a double bye, starting the tournament on Friday instead of Thursday like the fifth through 10th place teams. Maryland is also in good shape for the NCAA Tournament, but another Quadrant 1 win would make its resume look that much better.
After this week, the Terps will have one more game remaining in their brutal stretch of four of five games on the road, traveling to Iowa City to take on No. 21 Iowa on Feb. 19.