Pierre Jackson is one win away from capping his stellar Baylor career with the Bears' first NIT championship.
Alex Len had 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots for the Terps (25-13). Nick Faust added 14 points.
There might not be a team in the country as unlucky as Iowa.
Iowa's athletic director says basketball coach Fran McCaffery went too far when he slammed a chair to the court during last week's blowout loss at Michigan State.
Iowa point guard Cully Payne is leaving the Hawkeyes after missing most of last season with a hernia and watching his replacement blossom into an All-Big Ten performer.
The Iowa Hawkeyes don't need to be reminded of the importance of a strong finish. Or the ramifications of a weak one.
Tom Crean came to Indiana after five NCAA tournament trips and a Final Four appearance at Marquette. John Beilein won 73 games in his final three seasons at West Virginia, and Iowa's Fran McCaffery was the only coach in the country to lead his team to three straight regular season and conference tournament titles while at Siena.
Iowa is still a long way from being a threat in the Big Ten.
Iowa junior guard Matt Gatens has been the one player the Hawkeyes could count on throughout all the turmoil that's engulfed the program over the past two seasons.