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Instant reaction: Jake Layman and Melo Trimble shine in Maryland's win vs. Illinois

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Our Facebook Live segment on Maryland's win.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland men's basketball team beat Illinois on Thursday night, and we decided to keep running with Facebook Live, the new feature that allows us to broadcast live over that network and then drop in videos here:

The Maryland Terrapins got an important win.

Posted by Testudo Times on Thursday, March 3, 2016

There weren't nearly as many live comments this time around as last. It turns out people aren't as vocal when Maryland doesn't give them much to complain about.

The basics, for those who don't feel like watching a video:

Maryland wasn't outstanding for a lot of the games, but the Terps did an altogether nice job and put together a rebound effort against a team they really had to beat. The Terps are now locked into at least the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten, which means they'll get to skip the first two days of competition in the league tournament in Indianapolis later this month. Whether they're the No. 2, 3 or 4 seed behind league leader Indiana depends largely on Purdue, Iowa and Michigan State.

The Terps aren't a finished product, and they're getting to the point where that's what they need to be. But Melo Trimble looked a lot better  against the Illini, and Jake Layman and Jared Nickens flashed the shooting strokes that will be so important to Maryland's ultimate offensive success.