Maryland to face Niagara in NIT Tuesday

March 17, 2013 | WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland men’s basketball team will face the Niagara Purple Eagles in the first round of the 2013 National Invitation Tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Comcast Center. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

The Terrapins earned a No. 2 seed, while Niagara (19-13) was seeded seventh. Maryland and Niagara have met just once before – a 100-69 Terrapin victory in the 1972 NIT Championship game.

Maryland, which owns a 22-12 record after advancing to the ACC Tournament semifinals this weekend, is 11-6 all-time in seven appearances in the NIT. The Terrapins last participated in the tournament in 2008.

The winner of Maryland’s first-round matchup will advance to face the winner of the first-round game between Denver (21-9) and Ohio (24-9).

Tickets for the first round are available for $25 to the general public. Students can reserve a free ticket through their online account at Guest tickets will be available for $4.