Now that the ACC-Big Ten Challenge is over for 2014, how does Maryland stack up compared to its future competition?
Picked to finish in the bottom half of the Big Ten, the No. 21 Terps hung in there with No. 7 Virginia despite playing without arguably their best player in senior guard Dez Wells and a capable scorer and rebounder in senior forward Evan Smotrycz.
The outcome surprised few. You can’t say that about the rest of the Big Ten, particularly the teams picked to finish in the top quarter of the league.
Of the top four teams that have been perennial powers, only Michigan won in the event.
Overwhelming league favorite Wisconsin looked overwhelmed by Duke (a...