Even Valparaiso's coach didn't think his team would cross paths with Maryland, but a surprise seeding has them meeting on Friday.
In the season's final AP Top 25 poll, Maryland slipped because of a loss in the Big Ten tournament. But they can't be too displeased about it.
How does Maryland match up against Valparaiso, its first-round NCAA tournament game? Here it is by the numbers.
It was mentioned on CSN's Bracket Breakdown special that Maryland could be a team in the Midwest Region capable of beating Kentucky. So how reasonable is that?