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Maryland Vs. Virginia Tech: Terps Face Must-Win For Fading NCAA Tournament Chances

There's no way around it: the Maryland Terrapins absolutely must beat Virginia Tech if they want any chance to reach the NCAA Tournament. The Terps will look to do that and avenge one of its worst losses of the season when they take on the Hokies in Blacksburg at 8 p.m. on My20 and ESPN3.com.

The Terps will look to avenge a 74-57 loss to the Hokies at the Comcast Center on January 20. It was Maryland's worst home loss in Comcast Center history until Duke broke that mark with an 80-62 win on February 2. Erick Green scored 24 points and Malcolm Delaney added 19 as the Hokies held Jordan Williams to just 11 points. 

Both teams are in the thick of the middle of the pack in the ACC, and therefore on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Virginia Tech is 16-7 overall and 6-4 in the ACC, while Maryland is 16-9 and 5-5 in the ACC. Neither team has many signature wins, so a victory here is critical for both teams.

Testudo Times describes this as "now or never" for the Terps. That seems pretty apt.