The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team represents the University of Maryland at National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I competition.
Maryland, a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), abandoned the ACC from 2014 to join the Big Ten Conference.
Gary Williams, who coached the Terrapins from 1989 to 2011, directed the program into its best victory, such as two consecutive Final Fours, which culminated in the 2002 NCAA National Championship. Beneath Williams, Maryland appeared in twenty five straight NCAA Tournaments from 1994 to 2004. He retired in May 2011 and was replaced by former Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon.
The Terrapins played in what many believe to be the biggest Atlantic Coast Conference game ever — and one of the best college basketball games ever — the championship of the 1974 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, where they dropped 103–100 in overtime to eventual national champion North Carolina State. The match was instrumental in forcing the expansion of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, thus allowing for at-large bids and the inclusion of more than 1 team per conference. That Maryland team, with six prospective NBA draft picks, is regarded by many to be the best team not to have engaged in the NCAA tournament.
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