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Previewing Maryland-Valparaiso with a Valpo beat reporter
Previewing Maryland-Valparaiso with a Valpo beat reporter

To start gearing up for Maryland's NCAA tournament opener against Valparaiso, we traded emails with Paul Oren, who covers the Crusaders for The Times of Northwest Indiana. You can check out more of Paul's coverage here, as we inch closer to the tip-off between the No. 4-seeded Terps (27-6) and No. 13-seeded Valpo (28-5) Friday at 4:40 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio. Tracking the Terps: The first thing anybody thinks of when hearing Valparaiso is the Bryce Drew shot against Ole Miss in 1998. But the Crusaders haven't won in the tourney since then (starting with a loss to Maryland in '99). Why hasn't Valpo been able to repeat that magic? Paul Oren:...

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