With Maryland facing a first-round NCAA tournament exit, the Maryland basketball team is taking its chances.
The Terrapins were ranked No. 1 in the AP poll when the NCAA Tournament selection committee announced Saturday that they would not participate in the tournament.
But after the Terrapin men’s basketball team beat Oregon State in the NCAA tournament semifinals on Sunday, Maryland’s ranking plummeted to No. 17.
The Terrapics are now on the brink of missing out on a berth in the College Basketball Playoffs.
Maryland basketball head coach Lorenzo Romar says he has not talked to Maryland basketball coaches about the decision.
But Romar did say that his players were disappointed.
The Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams are scheduled to play their first game of the NCAA Regional tournament on Monday, Sept. 10.