The team Maryland is scheduled to face Friday in the 2015 NCAA tournament in Columbus, Ohio, came into the season thought to be too inexperienced to be competitive in its league.
As the season went on, and as injuries to key players piled up, the team's fourth-year coach had to change his rotation to have a chance to play in the tournament.
Sound familiar, Terps fans?
More than just having a similar record, No. 13 seed Valparaiso (28-5) will be seeing a little of itself when it plays No. 4 seed Maryland (27-6) at Nationwide Arena.
The Crusaders, making their second NCAA tournament appearance under former star player and current coach Bryce Drew, lost their starting...