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...