Michigan State Basketball shot from Maryland in the Big Ten tournament

INDIANAPOLIS – Michigan State Basketball The Big Ten tournament matinee with Maryland couldn’t have started better. And it couldn’t have got any worse when the pipes started booming.

The Spartans’ early 12-point lead turned at halftime when the Terrapins drew foul after foul, broke off at the free-throw line and overtook the lead before half-time. Maryland pulled back to a 68:57 win on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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That might have ended the course of the conference tournament, but it only adds to the wait for the Spartans (15-12). They will stay in Indy during Sunday’s selection show to see if Tom Izzo’s streak expands to 23 consecutive NCAA tournament spots. Most bracket projectors had MSU in the field independent of what happened in the league tournament based on three top 5 wins against Illinois, Michigan and Ohio State in the last three weeks of the regular season.

Maryland's Darryl Morsell shoots against Malik Hall, Michigan, in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Malk Hall’s 19 points led the MSU. He scored 10 points in a row for the Spartans in the second half after the Terrapins built a 19 lead. Indianapolis-born Aaron Henry finished the race with 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists, but made six of the Spartans’ 18 sales and only took 5 of 12 shots.

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Maryland (16-12) will play Michigan No. 4 in the quarterfinals on Friday at 11:30 am. Eric Ayala led the Terps with 21 points and made 10 of 11 free throws. Maryland was 20 for 28 on the line. Aaron Wiggins scored 19.

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