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It will be interesting to see how the Terrapins Jake Layman will match up with Peters. However, Peters will need some help from his teammates if they want to move past the Terrapins. The Crusaders are a little banged up as Tevonn Walker knee , Darien Walker nose and Keith Carter toe are currently battling and nursing their injuries as March Madness approaches. Valparaiso has held opponents to only The defense and three pointers will be much needed if the Crusaders hope to add another win to their season.

Winning a school record 26 games and having won eight of their last nine games, fourth seeded Maryland looks to continue its dominance as they make their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since The Terrapins have a freshman, Melo Trimble, a phenom who has been absolutely outstanding, leading the team in scoring Not only has he led the team in scoring and assists but has scored double figures in his last ten games.

Trimble is one of two candidates for freshman of the year honors in the Big Ten and will clearly be relied on to lead the Terrapins deep into the tournament. Along with Trimble, some players to watch out for are guard Dez Wells and forward Jake Layman who can cause tough matchups for Valparaiso.

Wells is averaging an impressive Layman is right behind Wells with Or can the Terrapins shut down the explosive play of Alec Peters and company? I expect Maryland to defeat Valparaiso this Friday. The fast pace of the athletic Maryland guards are too much for Valpo to handle. Maryland is in games being decided in less than six points. Valparaiso has held its opponents to less than 60 points in their last six of seven games played but Maryland may be just too much for the Horizon League Champions to handle come this Friday.

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