It also might have helped the Terps get back into the Associated Press top 25 media poll.
A week after Maryland dropped out of the rankings with three straight defeats, the Terps moved back to No. 25 Monday after winning at Rutgers, 79-59, on Tuesday and then beating the Spartans.
Maryland received just one 25th place vote last week.
Purdue, which won the Big Ten title by two games over Maryland and Wisconsin, moved up to No. 13 from No. 16 with victories over Indiana and Northwestern.