As the No. 2 seed, the Maryland women’s basketball team enjoyed a double bye in the Big Ten tournament Wednesday and Thursday, while 10 other teams battled it out for four spots in the quarterfinals.
After Indiana beat Michigan State, 111-109, in 4OT Thursday night, the Hoosiers and the Terps will face off Friday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m. ET in a quarterfinal matchup. Indiana played a whole extra half just hours aho, while Maryland hasn’t played since escaping with a two-point win over Nebraska on Sunday. That said, the Hoosiers may be a little extra energized playing in front of what should be a supportive home crowd.
The winner of this game will go on to play the winner of the matchup between No. 6 Michigan and No 3. Nebraska on Saturday in the second semifinal game. The Terps beat Nebraska twice this season, but lost their only matchup against the Wolverines.
Maryland: 23-6 (12-4 Big Ten)
Indiana: 17-13 (9-7 Big Ten)
All-time series: Maryland leads 5-0
How to watch and listen
Friday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. (ET), Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Radio: WMUC Sports (Connor Newcomb, Joe Malfa)
In other news
The men’s team’s Big Ten Tournament run is already over, as the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers outlasted the Terps, 59-54.
The wrestling team is in East Lansing for its own Big Ten Tournament.
The Tewaarton Award watch lists are out. Both Connor Kelly and Jared Bernhardt made the men’s list, while Megan Whittle, Julia Braig, Jen Giles, Caroline Steele and Megan Taylor made the women’s list.
And D.J. Moore’s draft stock is still rapidly rising.
Yeah, that D.J. Moore dream at 50 has all but vanished. 6’0, 210 with his traits on tape is probably going to put him in the first round.— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) March 1, 2018