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Maryland, Michigan State on Big Ten collision course with conference play set to begin

Maryland, Michigan State on Big Ten collision course with conference play set to begin

It's difficult to gauge how good teams and leagues are in November and December, when there are few marquee matchups and most ranked teams spend more time emptying their athletic department's coffers to smaller schools looking for a payday than they do unveiling their playbooks for upcoming competition to scout.

In judging the merits of No. 4 Maryland and the Big Ten Conference, both have performed as expected.

The 11-1 Terps have won every game they were supposed to, lost a relatively close game (89-81) at North Carolina in their only true road test, and have shown the kind of talent and potential that had many in the preseason predicting a Final Four appearance.

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