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After two years away, Maryland's surging into NCAAs

After two years away from the NCAA Tournament, Maryland proved in its comeback upset of North Carolina that this year's Selection Sunday will be much more pleasant.

Originally Published: February 25, 2007
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It has been 50 weeks since Selection Sunday 2006, and Maryland coach Gary Williams is still stunned his team was left out of last season's NCAA Tournament. The Terrapins finished 8-8 in ACC play last season and then won a game in the conference tournament.

But when the 65-team field for the NCAA Tournament was announced, the Terps were left out and relegated to playing in the NIT for the second straight season.

"We were close to making the NCAA Tournament," Williams ...

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