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MM 3.8: Big Ten tournament seedings set for both Maryland men’s and women’s basketball

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

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Both the Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams are gearing up for their respective Big Ten tournaments and now have their seeds set.

With its final game coming as a loss against Penn State 66-61 Sunday night, the men’s basketball team will have the No. 8 seed going into the conference tournament.

Head coach Mark Turgeon’s Terps are set to face Michigan State (15-11), a team they beat 73-55 on Feb. 28, on Thursday 11:30 a.m. A win will put the Terps in a bind though, with top-seeded Michigan (19-3) looming in the quarterfinal.

The women’s basketball team is heading into the conference tournament as the outright winner the Big Ten regular season title. The Terps locked up the No. 1 seed with 21-2 overall record, including a 17-1 mark in conference play.

With a first round bye, head coach Brenda Frese’s Terps could face either No. 8 seed Nebraska or No. 9 seed Minnesota Thursday morning. The Terps beat the Cornhuskers, 95-73, on Feb. 14 and also defeated the Gophers twice this season.

In Other News

Maryland men’s basketball collapsed Sunday night, losing to Penn State, 66-61, on senior night.

Lila sat down with Aaron Wiggins and Keith Gatlin, who coached him in high school, to watch Mark Turgeon take on the 1984 Terps.

Maryland women’s basketball took care of business Saturday against Penn State, 88-61, capturing the Big Ten title outright.

Here is Lila’s photo gallery from the victory.

Wesley covered three takeaways from Maryland women’s basketball victory over Penn State.

Maryland baseball got over the hump and recorded its first win of the season Sunday afternoon.

Maryland men’s soccer beat Wisconsin, 1-0, with a late goal, avoiding an 0-4 start.

Maryland men’s lacrosse ran away in part one of “The Rivalry” this season, taking down Johns Hopkins, 18-10.

Ben analyzed Maryland field hockey’s 2-1 loss against Northwestern.

Despite being shorthanded, Maryland volleyball picked up a win over Indiana Saturday.

Maryland women’s basketball lifted the Big Ten Championship trophy again.

Maryland women’s basketball has a chance to push for a one seed in the NCAA tournament.

Maryland football continued its offseason conditioning.

Maryland men’s lacrosse won “The Rivalry.”