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Mad success for three Maryland basketball teams in 1974

Mad success for three Maryland basketball teams in 1974

Had the term “March Madness” been in vogue in 1974, the state of Maryland would have epitomized it. That was the year two college basketball teams made history hereabouts, and a third just missed by a whisker.

Forty-three years ago, the Morgan State men won the NCAA College Division championship and Maryland-Eastern Shore played in the National Invitation Tournament — the latter being the first predominantly black school ever invited to one of the two major post-season classics.

Moreover, that same season, the Maryland Terps placed fourth in the final NCAA Division I poll, having lost to eventual national champion North Carolina State, 103-100 in overtime in what has been...

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