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Maryland getting defensive for NCAA tournament

Maryland getting defensive for NCAA tournament

The Maryland men's basketball team left the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last Friday night after a 97-86 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals feeling pretty good about the way it played — offensively.

While coach Mark Turgeon attributed the season's second-highest point total by an opponent to clearing his bench too early after building a 25-point lead, the true test for Maryland's defense would come when the third-seeded Terps played second-seeded, No. 2-ranked Michigan State on Saturday in the semifinals.

The answer came in a 64-61 defeat to the Spartans. Maryland held...

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