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According to most of college basketball's top bracketologists, the Maryland Terrapins will need to do well in this week's ACC Tournament if they are going to make this year's Big Dance. SB Nation, ESPN and CBS Sports all currently have the Terrapins out of the NCAA Tournament.
At 20-11 and just 8-10 in ACC play, most bracketologists have the Maryland Terrapins on the outside looking in at this year's NCAA Tournament. The Terrapins open the ACC Tournament on Thursday against Wake Forest, a team they beat twice during the 2012-2013 regular season.
Maryland is out of the projected field of 68 entering this weekend, according to the latest bracket projections from SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean. In his March 13 bracketology piece, Dobbertean only has four ACC teams in his field, and doesn't have Maryland listed as one of his "first four out" or "next four out," either.
Dobbertean's projections fall in line with those of ESPN.com's Bubble Watch, which has Maryland listed as having "work left to do" to make the tournament. ESPN points to Maryland's lack of signature wins as their biggest problem:
The Terps had a chance to keep pace with the rest of the bubble at UVa Sunday, but they let it slip away, and with the exception of their home wins over NC State and Duke, the only other top-100 wins this team has came against Stony Brook and Boston College.
Like SB Nation, CBS.com's Jerry Palm also lists only four ACC teams in the NCAA Tournament, with Maryland on the outside looking in.
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