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2019 NCAA Tournament: #6 Maryland vs #3 LSU Second Round: TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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2019 NCAA Tournament: #6 Maryland vs #3 LSU Second Round: TV channel, live stream, how to watch

No. seed Maryland Terrapins face off against No. 3 seed LSU Tigers in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 23 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Tigers beat the No. 14 seed Yale Bulldogs 79-74 in the First Round on Thursday night, securing their spot in the second round to compete against the Terps, who defeated the Belmont Bruins on Thursday, 79-77. 

Maryland exited the Big Ten Tournament with an early loss to Nebraska 69-61, making their overall record 23-10. LSU finished the regular season 27-6 but lost to the Florida Gators 76-73 in the SEC Tournament. 

This is Maryland's third Tournament appearance under head coach Mark Turgeon. LSU is making its 21st NCAA Tournament appearance. For the fourth straight game LSU will be coached by assistant coach Tony Benford who is filling in for head coach Will Wade.

Wade has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly being caught on an FBI wiretap discussing a recruitment offer with Christian Dawkins.  

Here is the NCAA Tournament information:

Maryland vs. LSU How to Watch

What: 2019 NCAA Tournament Second Round, East Region

Who: #6 Maryland Terrapins vs. #3 LSU Tigers

When: 12:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 23

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.

TV Channel: CBS

Online Stream: You can watch a live stream of Maryland vs. LSU on March Madness Live on NCAA.com

TV Announcers: Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel / Jamie Erdahl

Twitter: @TerrapinHoops@LSUBasketball

Maryland vs. LSU Bracket Analysis

Records: Maryland (23-10, 13-7 B1G), LSU (27-6, 16-2 SEC)
Player to Watch: Maryland (Bruno Fernando, Soph., F/C: 13.7 PPG, 10.5 RPG), LSU (Tremont Waters, Soph., G: 15.1 PPG, 5.9 RPG)
How They Got Here: Maryland def. #11 Belmont, 79-77. LSU def. #14 Yale 79-74
Previous Meeting:  LSU def. Maryland 79-77, 1/2/1989
Next Round: Winner of No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Minnesota

Maryland vs. Betting Spread, Lines & Odds

Spread: LSU -2.5
Over/Under: 145
Money Line: Maryland +120, LSU -140
Against The Spread: MD 17-15-1, LSU 19-13-1

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Maryland Terrapins nab DeMatha safety Nick Cross from Florida State

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Maryland Terrapins nab DeMatha safety Nick Cross from Florida State

Terps head coach Mike Lockley’s "DMV to UMD" movement keeps growing stronger: DeMatha Catholic High School safety Nick Cross decommitted from Florida State to sign with the Terps, the school announced on Tuesday.

Cross, a four-star recruit, clocked a 40 in 4.48 seconds.

He verbally committed to the Seminoles in September and had offers from 34 schools, including Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. He officially visited Florida State, Florida, Auburn,  Alabama and Penn State, and unofficially toured Georgia Tech. 

Locksley was Cross’ main recruiter at Alabama when he officially visited in June back when Locksley was still the Tide’s offensive coordinator. He was a familiar face with an established relationship when Cross came to College Park, just a few miles down Route 1 from DeMatha. 

247Sports ranked Cross the nation’s fourth best safety and No. 50 recruit overall. 

The All-American is joining 10 DeMatha alumni returning to Locksley’s team. All were coached by DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks who just became Maryland’s running backs coach.

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National Signing Day 2019: How did things shake out in the DMV? 

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National Signing Day 2019: How did things shake out in the DMV? 

February's official National Signing Day is finally here as prospective college football players sign their National Letters of Intent to their preferred school.

Playing off my January 10 DMV-related things to consider ahead of February's official signing day -- and in no particular rhyme, rhythm, sequence or order -- how did things shake out in the DMV?

1. Maryland and Mike Locksley lock up 11 of their 17 incoming recruits on Wednesday, headlined by four-star QB Lance LeGendre. 

LeGendre, a four-star quarterback from New Orleans, chose to call College Park home over Florida State and is considered one of the top dual-threat guys in his class.

Seven of the 17 class members hail from D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

2. Virginia Tech adds three key pieces to head coach Justin Fuente's 2019 class Wednesday, including offensive guard Doug Nester.

When former starter Josh Jackson and backup Hendon Hooker announced their plans to transfer in January, the Hokies turned their attention to Knox Kadum. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound QB verbally committed to James Madison Jan. 27, but after offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen flew to Georgia to see Kadum throw, things took a dynamic turn. The official scholarship was offered shortly after. Life changed.

Nester, who had long been committed to Ohio State, changed his mind late in the game after an official visit Sunday. The Kenova, West Virginia native is a four-star 6-foot-6, 300-pounder ready to work the trenches for offensive line coach Vance Vice.

3. The Virginia Cavaliers did most of their damage during the Early Signing Day, but received several solid commitments Wednesday nonetheless.

Bronco Mendenhall received a commitment from three-star quarterback Luke Wentz. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound athlete hails from Germany and plays for the Paderborn Dolphins. Say hello to the first-ever European quarterback to sign with a Power 5 school.

Another Wednesday signee brings plenty of experience to Charlottesville. Alex Gellerstedt joins the Cavs as a grad transfer with two years of eligibility after appearing in eight career games over the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

4. Richmond signed an offensive lineman who led his high school to four-straight conference championships in Viera, Florida.

Gavin Lamp was a key part of an impressive run at Viera High School during his four years on the team. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman should have a chance to come in and compete right away for the Spiders.

Noah Holmes (LB, Warhill), Marlem Lewis (DE, Venice, Florida), Scott Schenke (LG/DE, Venice, Florida), and Xavier Marshall (DB, Charlotte, North Carolina) round out the rest of Richmond's Wednesday signees.

5. First-year West Virginia head coach Neal Brown lands first signee of tenure.

Defensive lineman Jordan Jefferson (Navarre, Florida) flew under the radar in recruiting but may have landed with the Mountaineers due to members of Brown's staff having come from the Troy University football program.

6. James Madison 2019 class features three signees who played together at Good Counsel in Olney, Maryland.

Jalen Green (OLB), Julio Ayamel (ILB) and most recently Latrele Palmer (RB) will bring teammate chemistry to Harrisonburg and join a team that went 9-4 before losing to Colgate in the second round of the 2018 FCS playoffs

7. Old Dominion adds four players to the 28 total entering Norfolk following a season that saw the Monarchs finish with eight losses for the first time in program history.

Among Wednesday's signees was Lake Taylor wide receiver Javon Harvey. The Norfolk, Virginia native caught 36 passes for 866 yards and 10 touchdowns as a receiver. On the other side of the ball, he logged 50 tackles with eight pass break-ups and three interceptions as a defensive back for the Titans, who reached the Class 4 state championship game.

8. First-year William & Mary head coach Mike London solidifies 10 players for his 2019 class on Wednesday, including a lineman from St. John's College High School.

6-foot-4, 331-pound Rian Haigler joins the Tribe after a solid high school career which has him ready and well-equipped to play guard, tackle or center at the next level.

9. First-year head coach Hugh Freeze and Liberty land two of the state’s top cornerbacks Wednesday.

Ocean Lakes High’s Tayvion Land and Manchester High’s Kei’Trel Clark join the Flames as third and fourth signees from Virginia in this class. Land, a four-star prospect by Rivals' standards, is the first four-star recruit to sign with Liberty.

10. This has long been solidified, but DeMatha Catholic's DeMarco Hellams is Alabama bound to play for the legendary Nick Saban. 

The 2018 All-Met Offensive Player of the Year hauled in 78 receptions for well over 1,000 yards and 21 touchdowns. But don't forget: he's committed to play defensive back at Alabama. The two-way player had 12 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns, and 91 tackles. 

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