Game thread: Michigan State loses to Maryland in Big Ten tourney, 68-57

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Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press
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Michigan State's Malik Hall attempts a 3-point basket against Maryland's Darryl Morsell in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium, Thursday, March 11, 2021.
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No. 9 seed Michigan State Spartans (15-11, 9-11) vs. No. 8 seed Maryland Terrapins (15-12, 9-11)

When: 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Where: The 2021 Big Ten tournament second round, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

TV: Big Ten Network.

Radio: WJR-AM (760).

Box score

Game notes: Both MSU and Maryland are projected to make the NCAA tournament, but a win in the Big Ten tournament opener for both teams would help solidify seeding and bring a chance at a big upset the following day: The winner plays No. 1 seed Michigan on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the quarterfinals. ... The Spartans lost 73-55 at Maryland 12 days ago. The Terps then lost at Northwestern and vs. Penn State to close the regular season. ... MSU standout forward Aaron Henry will again play at home in Indy; he's averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this season. Maryland's Eric Ayala averages 14.5 points and Aaron Wiggins scores 14 points.

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