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Maryland, American receive NCAA tourney bids

- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 15, 2009


The Maryland Terrapins received an at-large bid to the 2009 NCAA basketball tournament Sunday.

As the seventh seed in the West region, they will face 10th-seeded California in the first round of the tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

The Terps (20-13) lost to Duke, 67-61, in the ACC semifinals Saturday.

American University received an automatic bid with their win against Holy Cross, 73-57, in the Patriot League championship game Friday. The 14-seeded Eagles (24-7) will face Villanova in the East region in Philadelphia.