Maryland’s reward for going unbeaten in its first Big Ten season is a No. 1 seed in the Spokane Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Layman, who averages 12.8 point per game, scored only 16 points combined in Maryland two Big Ten Tourney games against Indiana and Michigan State.
After falling in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, Maryland enters the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed in the Midwest Regional and will open on Friday against 13th-seeded Valparaiso in Columbus, Ohio.
Travis Trice scored 20 points, Branden Dawson added 17 points and eight rebounds and Michigan State rallied to beat No. 8 Maryland 62-58 on Saturday in the Big Ten semifinals.
Maryland received its official introduction to the Big Ten in late December with a thrilling victory at perennial conference heavyweight Michigan State.
Dez Wells scored 22 points, Melo Trimble added 17 and No. 8 Maryland won its first Big Ten Tournament game, beating Indiana 75-69 in the quarterfinals Friday night.
March Madness countdown. The tournament begins next week. For the first time in five years, the University of Maryland’s men’s basketball teams is a possible contender.
Maryland shocked The Big Ten world in their first season in the league, picked to finish tenth in the 14-team conference Maryland is the second seed in the tournament having beat top seed Wisconsin in late February.
Maryland’s stellar first season in the Big Ten afforded it a short rest before it opens play in the conference tournament.
Terrapins Times writer Keith Cavanaugh joined us to take an in depth look at the Big Ten Tournament and Maryland’s chances in it.
Maryland is poised to make a run at least to the Sweet 16, no matter their success in the Big Ten Tournament.
The legendary Terps play by play announcer joined us to break down Maryland’s chances at a Big Ten tournament title.