Building momentum is why #10 Maryland must stay focused against Nebraska


The Maryland men’s basketball team looks to build momentum ahead of the Big Ten tournament.

Teams: #10 Maryland Terrapins (25-5, 13-4 B1G) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-16, 5-12 B1G)

Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena | Lincoln, Nebraska

Tip Off: 7:30pm ET

Tune-In: BTN, Terrapin Sports Radio Network – Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Sideline); Sirius 84, XM 84, ESPN 980

Social: Follow @TerrapinHoops on Twitter for live updates.

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  • Mark Turgeon

    and his Maryland Terrapins head into Lincoln, Nebraska tonight for their final regular season game ahead of the Big Ten tournament.

    In a game that doesn’t really matter for the Terrapins seeding wise, why is it important that the Terps have a good showing tonight against the Cornhuskers?

    Well, for starters, nobody likes to lose and this Maryland Terrapins team hasn’t done a lot of that all season. Mark Turgeon went from the hot seat to now being one of 15 semifinalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award.

    But, the biggest reason why the Terps need to bring it tonight is the momentum. Over their last five games, Maryland has gone 5-0. The only other Big Ten team to do that over that span is Iowa.

    With a big statement win tonight, Turgeon’s team can go into the Big Ten tournament on a seven-game win streak with lots of momentum to carry them into tournament time.

    Dez Wells seems to be peaking at the right time. The madness of March is upon us and Wells has scored in double-figures in 10 straight games. Over that span, he has averaged 17.7 points while shooting .539 from the field.

    With the back court of Wells and Melo Trimble, the Terps are primed for a run this March which will include their first NCAA tournament birth since 2010.

    Tonight should be fun to watch, but then every Maryland basketball fan should be excited that they will be able to fill in their teams name when bracket time comes around.