National Invitation Tournament

Drive for five: Maryland seeks fifth straight Thanksgiving tournament title in Florida

Drive for five: Maryland seeks fifth straight Thanksgiving tournament title in Florida

There must be something about Thanksgiving that brings out the best in the Maryland basketball team.

Going into the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla., Friday, the Terps have won four straight tournaments before or right after Thanksgiving.

Maryland will face St. Bonaventure in the opening game, and either TCU or New Mexico on Saturday.

Here’s a look back at the highlights from the past four years:

2013: Coming off a disappointing 90-83 defeat to Oregon State at Comcast Center — a game that featured President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle sitting courtside rooting for the Beavers, coached at the time by First Brother-in-Law Craig...