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In unofficial Big Ten media poll, Maryland men's basketball picked to finish seventh

In unofficial Big Ten media poll, Maryland men's basketball picked to finish seventh

In the five years Maryland has played in the Big Ten, the men’s basketball team has typically fared better when it was picked lower in preseason polls.

If the unofficial poll of 28 media representatives compiled by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic is an indication, it could be a pretty good year for the Terps.

Coming off a disappointing 19-13 season in which Maryland failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years, Mark Turgeon’s team was picked Wednesday to finish seventh in the 14-team Big Ten.

The reality of the voting is 10 of the 28 voters had the Terps either sixth (5) or seventh (5). They were voted as high as third in the eyes of three voters and...

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