No. 5 Maryland vs No. 12 South Dakota State
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Seed, region: No. 5, South
Location: College Park, Maryland
Conference: Big 10
How they got here: At-large
NCAA tournament record: 39-24 in 25 years
Coach: Mark Turgeon, 5th season 112-58; 262-217 in 13 seasons overall
Marquee players: The Terrapins have five starters who average better than double figures in scoring. They are led by 6-3 guard Melo Tremble, who averages 14.4 points and 5.1 assists per game. He’s followed by 6-11 freshman center Diamond Stone (12.9, 5.5 rebs); Robert Carter, a 6-9 junior forward (12.8, 6.8 rebs); Jake Layman, a 6-9 senior forward (11.2, 5.3 rebs); and 6-4 senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon (11.1, 3.5 assists). The Terrapins are coming off a 64-61 loss Saturday to No. 2 seed Michigan State in the Big 10 tournament championship.
Famous alumni: Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets: Carl Bernstein, investigative journalist; Connie Chung, broadcaster; Norman Chad, columnist; Larry David, writer, actor, producer.
South Dakota State (26-7)
Seed, region: No. 12, South
Location: Brookings, S.D.
How they got here: Summit champs
NCAA tournament record: 0-2 in two years
Coach: Scott Nagy, 9th season D-I 169-115, 404-238 in 21 seasons overall, all at SDSU
Marquee players: The Jackrabbits’ leading scorer, Mike Daum, only started two games this season. But Daum, a 6-9 freshman, led the Jackrabbits with 15.2 points and 6.1 rebounds a game. South Dakota State’s other leading scorers are 6-1 senior guard George Marshall (14.9, 2.7 assists); 6-1 senior guard Deondre Parks (14.7); and 6-6 sophomore wing Reed Tellinghuisen (9.1, 4.9 rebs). The Jackrabbits have wins this season over Weber State, TCU and Florida Gulf Coast.
Famous alumni: Stephen Foster Briggs, inventor of the Briggs and Stratton engine; Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senate majority leader; Adam Vinatieri, NFL kicker.
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