Although you won't hear anyone talk about them, the Maryland Terrapins still have a chance to make it to this year's NCAA tournament. The key word there is chance. At 16-11 overall and 6-7 in the ACC, Maryland would likely need to win the ACC tournament to gain the conference's automatic berth.
Even if Maryland wins its final three games and first ACC tournament game, it's doubtful they would be considered for one of the final spots. And with the Terps' current level of play, the mere notion they could go on a tournament run and beat North Carolina or Duke sounds entirely unrealistic. So while their tournament hopes are still alive, it's far more likely their season ended weeks ago and they should be back at the all-too familiar NIT once the season ends.
But let's say we suspend all belief in reality and somehow Maryland wins the ACC title. Or for some crazy reason they don't win the title but finish strong and get a bubble spot. In this farfetched scenario, what teams would Maryland want to avoid in the NCAA tournament?
Here are five of those teams that Maryland would rather not play once the NCAA tournament begins.