No. 10 Terps End Conference Play with a Win Over No. 26 Nebraska

By Krista Bliumentalis

The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team ended regular conference play with a 64-61 win at Nebraska on Sunday evening. No. 10 Maryland (26-5, 14-4 Big Ten) pulled ahead in the final seconds of the game with a key shot from Dez Wells to help secure their victory against the Huskers.

Melo Trimble and Dez Wells ultimately assisted to the Terps victory with 21 points and 20 points, while Nebraska’s Shavon Shields added 26 points and Terran Petteway added 19 to keep the Huskers in this competitive game.

This game also marked Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon’s most wins in a season since 2003, with 26 wins under the Terps belt heading into tournament play.

Maryland will now enter their first Big Ten Tournament with the No. 2 seed. They will have a double bye before they match up against the winner of the No. 7 Indiana v.s. No. 10 Northwestern game. Both of these opponents have been competitive against the Terps. The game will be at the United Center in Chicago, and it will take place on Friday at 6:30 p.m.