Threat to make the Final: No. 3 Maryland
Maryland struggled in February as they lost five of seven games during one stretch of the month. The Terps found their form again closing out the season with a win at Rutgers by 20 points and a thrilling victory at home against Michigan State.
The Terps are a threat to make the final because they have one of the top guards in college basketball in Melo Trimble. Trimble led the Terps in scoring, averaging roughly 17 points-per-game.
In what could be Trimble’s last year at Maryland if the junior guard decides to leave for the NBA, the Terps would love to bolster their NCAA Tournament seeding by making the final of the Big Ten Tournament. Maryland’s three starting freshmen, Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter, and Justin Jackson, will need to play well in their first Big Ten Tournament and help Trimble carry the scoring load by knocking down open looks and taking some pressure off of their star.