Maryland's Dez Wells (44) walks off the court in front of Michigan State's Travis Trice (20) for a time out in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Chicago, Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Michael Conroy
March 15, 2015

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) After falling in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, Maryland enters the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed in the Midwest Regional and will open on Friday against 13th-seeded Valparaiso in Columbus, Ohio.

The Terrapins (27-6) were second in the Big Ten during the regular season, finishing second to Wisconsin with a 14-4 league record. They had won eight straight, including a 59-53 win over the Badgers, before falling to Michigan State on Saturday.

Melo Trimble, Dez Wells and Jake Layman each average in double figures for Maryland.

Valparaiso (28-5) earned its second Horizon League Tournament title in three years with a 54-44 win over Green Bay last week. Sophomore Alec Peters leads the Crusaders with an average of 16.7 points per game.

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