For the fifth time in program history, Maryland is unseeded in the NCAA tournament. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Being unseeded didn't help in 1994 (first-round exit to Duke) or 2009 (quarterfinal loss to Syracuse, but in 1997 and 2011, the Terps advanced to the national championship game before falling to Princeton and Virginia, respectively.
Coach John Tillman wasn't quite sure whether to take being an unseeded as a good omen of things to come for Maryland (9-5), which opens the tournament at No. 7 seed Lehigh (14-2) Sunday night.