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Big Ten's rough start to season could hurt Terps' NCAA tournament resume
Big Ten's rough start to season could hurt Terps' NCAA tournament resume

This has not been a stellar start to the season for the Big Ten. Aside from winning its annual interleague competition with the Atlantic Coast Conference despite its ranked teams going 1-5, Maryland’s new basketball breathren have not exactly lived up to their reputation among the nation’s best. The question is, could this eventually hurt the Terps? Maryland (9-1) is ranked 19th in the latest Associated Press poll, largely on its win over then-No. 13 Iowa State two weeks ago. That the Terps went up from No. 21 even after losing last week speaks to the fact that other previously ranked teams have fallen out of the Top 25. In terms of its ranking, it doesn’t hurt...

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