As expected, Maryland was bypassed by the NCAA selection committee, following Saturday's tough semi-final loss to North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. But the season is not over for the Terps as they are seeded 2nd in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
Maryland doesn't have much time to prepare as they host Niagra on Tuesday night at the Comcast Center at 7pm. Should the Terps prevail, they would play the winner of the Denver/Ohio game on Thursday night, also in College Park.
While the NIT is certainly a disappointment, it probably gives Maryland fans a last look at sophomore center Alex Len, before he leaves for the NBA. The Terps are a very young team with only two seniors, neither of them starters, so the additional practices and games can only help development.
The NIT field features several traditional powers this year with defending national champion Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama out to prove the NCAA selection committee wrong.