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Former Maryland basketball star Walt Williams finally getting to the NCAA tournament

Former Maryland basketball star Walt Williams finally getting to the NCAA tournament

Nearly a quarter-century after he finished his Maryland career starring for a team not permitted to play in the NCAA tournament, Walt Williams will make his March Madness debut Friday in Spokane, Wash.

Part of the school’s radio broadcast team for seven years, Williams will join legendary play-play announcer Johnny Holliday and longtime color analyst Chris Knoche when the No. 5 seeded Terps play No. 12 seed South Dakota State.

It will mark the first time Williams, now 45, has ever seen an NCAA tournament game in person.

Williams had just one chance to play in the NCAA tournament with the Terps. It was during his sophomore year when Maryland – led by fellow...

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