The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball Staff Signifies the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Contest.
Maryland, a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), left the ACC from 2014 to combine the Big Ten Conference.
Gary Williams, who coached the Terrapins from 1989 to 2011, directed the program to its best victory, including two consecutive Final Fours, which culminated in the 2002 NCAA National Championship. Beneath Williams, Maryland appeared in eleven straight NCAA Tournaments from 1994 to 2004. He retired in May 2011 and has been replaced by former Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon.
The Terrapins played what many consider to be the biggest Atlantic Coast Conference match in history — and among the greatest college basketball games — that the championship of the 1974 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, in which they lost 103–100 in overtime to eventual national champion North Carolina State. The game was instrumental in forcing the expansion of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, hence allowing for at-large bids along with the inclusion of more than 1 team per conference. This Maryland team, together with six prospective NBA draft picks, is regarded by many to be the best team not to have participated in the NCAA tournament.