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MM 4.5: Maryland men’s soccer will host a home game for the Big Ten Tournament

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

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics

Despite not playing its final regular-season game against Indiana due to the lack of healthy active players available unrelated to COVID-19, Maryland men’s soccer earned the No. 4 seed in this season's Big Ten Tournament.

The Terps will host the No. 5 seeded Rutgers Scarlet Knights for their first-round matchup on Saturday, April 10. The winner face either No. 1 seed Indiana or No. 8 seed Northwestern.

Maryland and Rutgers were supposed to meet twice this season, but Rutgers wasn’t able to travel to College Park on March 23 for the second fixture.

In the only meeting this season, Maryland lost 2-0 in what was a rocky start to the season for head coach Sasho Cirvoski’s squad. In the five games since that loss, the Terps have won four matchups and tied one in a 2-2 draw against Penn State last Wednesday.

Senior forward Paul Bin leads the team with eight total points and three goals while freshman midfielder Ben Bender has been a pleasant surprise scoring two goals in the last two games.

In Other News

Maryland men’s basketball picked up two new transfers over the weekend with center Qudus Wahab and point guard Fatts Russell committing to the program.

Maryland women’s basketball Ashley Owusu was named the best shooting guard in the country.

Maryland men’s lacrosse improved to 7-0, the team’s best start since 2014.

Maryland baseball held a “pod” weekend with Michigan and Northwestern in town. The Terps beat the Wildcats in both games but dropped the first one against the Wolverines.

Maryland volleyball beat Northwestern on Friday but ultimately fell 3-2 on Saturday to close out the season.

Maryland field hockey lost to Iowa Sunday for the first time since 1994.

Maryland men’s basketball’s current scholarship roster is looking quite exciting.

Maryland women’s basketball announced that every senior will be using their extra year of eligibility granted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Against Penn State, Maryland men’s lacrosse had two performances for the record books.

Maryland women’s lacrosse goalie Madison Hine took part in the team’s Easter celebration yesterday.