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Maryland students staged another flash mob during the Wisconsin game

Maryland’s Dez Wells (44), walks off the jam-packed floor after the students rushed it following the the Terps’ win over Wisconsin. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

It has become something of a tradition at Xfinity Center, born, of course, when the arena was known as Comcast Center. For the third consecutive year, students staged a flash mob during a high-profile Terps game, and for the third straight year, it was awesome. [Related: Flash mobs are the new court-storming] Near the end of the first half of Tuesday’s Maryland-Wisconsin game, there was a TV timeout. And that’s when this happened:

Shortly after that, Melo Trimble hit a buzzer-beating layup that gave the

a 31-20 halftime lead on the fifth-ranked Badgers. So it’s safe to say that the Xfinity Center frenzy didn’t exactly die down.

Just to add to the joyful atmosphere, there was even a halftime marriage proposal.

The first flash mob took place at a Maryland-Duke game in February 2013, and as with the subsequent versions, it involved students taking their seats in Xfinity Center several hours early in order to rehearse. You can read Dan Steinberg’s account of how that all came together here.

The Terps upset Duke, 83-81, in that contest. The following February, again during a “Gold Rush” game, this time versus Syracuse, Maryland students executed another flash mob.

That game didn’t go quite as well, with the Terps falling, 57-55. But on Tuesday, the flash mob again proved quite the giant-killing good-luck charm, as the Terps knocked off the Badgers, 59-53. That, predictably, led to another student tradition: The storming of the court.

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