Terps to Face Illinois in Opening Round of B1G Tourney

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Big Ten Release (With Full Bracket)

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Maryland softball team earned the No. 11 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Softball Tournament, and will face No. 6 seed Illinois in the opening round on Thursday.

The 12-team, single-elimination tournament begins Thursday with first-round games and continues through Saturday’s championship game. This year’s tournament will be held at Goodman Diamond on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. The tournament champion will earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

The Terps finished 7-16 in conference play, winning three series in Big Ten play to return to the tournament for the first time since the 2015 season.  

Maryland’s opening round game is scheduled to begin at approximately 1:30 pm on Thursday, May 10. The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network and will also be available on the BTN2Go platform, either online at or through the BTN2Go app.

For more information on the 2018 Big Ten Softball Tournament, click here.