Alex Len finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds and had a key block in the final seconds to help Maryland escape with a 58-57 victory over Alabama on Tuesday night in the NIT quarterfinals.
Maryland used a small lineup to mount a big comeback in a 62-52 victory over Denver on Thursday night in the second round of the NIT.
Justin Anderson scored 15 points, including four key free throws in the final minutes, and Virginia overcame a sloppy offensive performance to beat Norfolk State 67-56 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
Maryland is excited to be back in the postseason, even if it means playing in the NIT. There once was a time when the Terrapins were regulars in the NCAA tournament, but the program is currently in a rebuilding phase.
Maryland needs to run the table at the ACC Tournament in order to go dancing while Virginia’s bubble may burst, sending them to the NIT.