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Maryland will face Wisconsin in Big Ten men's basketball tournament opener

Maryland will face Wisconsin in Big Ten men's basketball tournament opener

Maryland will open the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament March 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York with a second-round game against Wisconsin.

The Badgers clinched the No. 9 seed Thursday night with a 70-64 win over Northwestern at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Maryland secured the No. 8 seed with a win over the Wildcats on Monday.

With Wisconsin leading by a point, sophomore guard Brevin Pritzl hit a 3-pointer with 29 seconds left. Northwestern senior guard Scottie Lindsey, who scored a game-high 26 points, then missed a 3-pointer.

Since losing to Maryland, 68-63, in College Park on Feb. 4 for their fifth straight defeat and eighth in nine games, the Badgers...

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