Indiana clinched the overall Big Ten title Tuesday evening, defeating a reeling Iowa team on the road. With Iowa's loss, Maryland can now clinch a double-bye with a win over Illinois or Indiana this week. In terms of NCAA seeding, despite the Terps' loss to Purdue last week, Maryland remained a No. 3 seed in most bracket projections. If Maryland can defeat Illinois, it'll probably be no worse than a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Maryland can still improve their seeding if they win out and win a few games in the B1G Tournament. But even if Maryland defeated Illinois, Indiana and then won the B1G tourney, the highest seed they could probably receive would be a No. 2 seed.
According to Bracket Matrix, Maryland's average seed is a 3.5. The highest any projection has Maryland is a No. 2 seed. The lowest is a No. 5 seed.
Here is Maryland's profile as of Tuesday evening:
Maryland Terrapins, 23-6, (11-5 B1G)
Here are the latest projections from the major bracketology folks:
ESPN Bracketology - Joe Lunard
Maryland is a No. 3 seed in the East, where Villanova is the No. 1 seed. Indiana is currently the No. 5 seed in the region, but that was before its win over Iowa Tuesday evening, so they'll likely rise up and potentially out of Maryland's region.
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Maryland remains a No. 3 seed in the South, where Oklahoma is the No. 1 seed.
He has Maryland as a No. 4 seed.
SBNation's Chris Dobbertean's projects Maryland as a No. 3 seed in his latest mock bracket.
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Maryland is a No. 4 seed in the Midwest, where Kansas is the No. 1 seed, North Carolina is the No. 2 seed and Oregon is the No. 3 seed. Maryland would face Hawaii in its 1st round game (but sadly not in Hawaii).
Maryland is a No. 4 seed in the East. Their East bracket includes Villanova at No. 1, North Carolina at No. 2, and West Virginia at No. 3. Talk about a bracket of death.
Based on RPI, Maryland would be a No. 3 seed.
They have Maryland as a No. 3 seed.
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Bracketology: This is March - SBNation.com
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