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How to watch the NIT selection show: Where does Maryland basketball land?

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The Terps find out their postseason fate at 8:30 p.m. ET.

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been 10 days since Maryland basketball played its last game, a slog of a loss in the Big Ten tournament. Now, after a full week of watching other teams’ conference championships, the Terps will know their postseason fate.

Maryland’s not on the bubble, the double-bubble or even the prayer watch for the NCAA Tournament, so it’ll wait for its seed in a smaller, less prestigious field: the National Invitation Tournament.

While it’s not the Big Dance, and should never be a preseason goal, the NIT will extend the Terps’ season by at least one more game, giving them another opportunity to get 20 wins on the season. Maryland was also a young team with a lot of close losses, so any postseason experience should help the team prepare for next season.

This is also an interesting year to be in the NIT. In addition to some experimental rules, conference tournament season got wild, with 12 mid-major regular season champions getting upset in their respective tournaments, leading to an NIT autobid. There’s also a potential for a 13th autobid if Penn knocks off Harvard in the Ivy League title game. (Update: that happened.)

With 12, and potentially 13, of the 32 seeds off the board, it’s normal to wonder where Maryland falls in the field. The most updated NIT bracketology from, which has been tracking closely, has Maryland as a No. 5 seed going into today. The Terps’ exact seeding could change, but they’re expected to be in the field without much fuss, though they’ll probably travel to every game.

How to watch the Selection Show

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET


Stream: WatchESPN