The Cornhuskers, the No. 13 seed, defeated No. 12 seed Rutgers, 68-61, in the opening game of the tournament Wednesday in Chicago.
Tipoff for Maryland’s opening game will be 25 minutes after No. 8 seed Ohio State faces No. 9 seed Indiana on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
Maryland is the fifth seed after finishing the regular-season 22-9 overall and 13-7 in the Big Ten. The Terps missed a double bye, which go to the top four teams in the conference. No. 1 seed Michigan State, No. 2 seed Purdue, No. 3 seed Michigan and No. 4 seed Wisconsin earned automatic berths into the quarterfinals, which will be held Friday.