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Michigan State basketball sees Big Ten title hopes dashed by Maryland in stunning finish

Spartans football coach Mel Tucker addresses the Breslin Center crowd during the first half of MSU's basketball game against Maryland, Feb. 15, 2020. Detroit Free Press

EAST LANSING — Kyle Ahrens and Cassius Winston helped lead a frenetic comeback as Michigan State basketball rallied from a 15-point deficit to take the lead.

The defense recovered. So did the rebounding.

Then No. 9 Maryland found its rhythm. And the Spartans had the air sucked out of them – and their quest for a third straight Big Ten title.

The league-leading Terrapins scored 14 straight points in the final 3 minutes, 8 seconds, including four 3-pointers, to come back from a seven-point hole and knock off No.