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Maryland basketball’s game vs. Michigan will be a sellout

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For the first time in over three months, Maryland basketball will play at a packed house at the Xfinity Center. The team announced on Thursday that its upcoming March 3 game against No. 7 Michigan is officially sold out.

That’s the second sellout for Maryland this year, with the first coming against No. 4 Virginia on Nov. 28. If the other two home games don’t sell out, the Terps will have had just three sellout crowds in the past two seasons after playing in front of a combined 20 over the previous two years. Maryland’s only sellout last season came on Jan. 28 against then-No. 6 Michigan State, a 74-68 loss for the Terps.

Despite being much improved over last year, the Terps will still experience a decline in attendance for the third year in a row even if the last three home games sell out. After leading the Big Ten with an average of 17,863 fans per game in 2015-16, Maryland’s average attendance has fallen all the way to 13,332 fans per game this season, which currently ranks seventh among Big Ten teams.

The Terps’ remaining home games come Saturday against Ohio State and on March 8 against Minnesota, which will be senior night in College Park. Limited tickets are still available for each game.

In other news

Kaila Charles capped off a furious comeback for Maryland women’s basketball, who avoided the upset against Minnesota. Here’s the final basket.

I have the men’s remaining as a No. 6 seed in my latest bracket projection.

But Andy Katz has Maryland as a No. 4 seed playing in the Kansas City region.

The Athletic’s Eamonn Brennan looks at how Maryland could be more dangerous even if it just slightly fixes its turnover problems ($).

We broke down the Terps’ drought-snapping road win in our latest podcast.

Former Maryland offensive lineman Damian Prince sat down with PressBox’s Glenn Clark to reflect on his up-and-down college career.

His former teammate, DJ Moore, will have his jersey retired at his alma mater, Imhotep Charter high school.

Josh Jackson’s father’s relationship with Mike Locksley was a big reason he transferred to Maryland, writes The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus.

Due to impending inclement weather on Saturday, Maryland baseball will turn its home opener against Maine into a doubleheader today.