KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon will serve on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) ad hoc committee on NCAA men’s basketball tournament selection, seeding and bracketing.
The committee consists of head coaches representing all levels of Division I, former NCAA men’s basketball committee members, NCAA and NABC staff. NABC Executive Director Jim Haney and former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, a former chair of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee, are co-chairs.READ MORE: Prince George's County Officer Pointed Gun At Driver In Annapolis Road Rage Incident, Police Say
The purpose of the ad hoc committee is to provide the perspective of men’s basketball coaches as well as a team perspective to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee regarding the selection, seeding and bracketing process.READ MORE: Multiple Water Rescues Reported On Flooded Roadways Across Maryland
“We had a very good dialogue with the men’s basketball committee and NCAA staff during our meetings and especially on the topics selection and seeding for the tournament,” said Haney. “The men’s basketball championship is one of the greatest events in sports and we are hopeful that recommendations from our ad hoc group will help to enhance it even more.”MORE NEWS: Maryland Turns To Nursing Students & Out-Of-State Nurses To Shore Up Hospital Workforce
Turgeon is entering his sixth season at the helm of the men’s basketball team after leading the Terrapins to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament and their first berth in the Sweet 16 since 2003 in 2016. The Terps finished with 27 victories marking the first time in school history the program has boasted back-to-back seasons with 27 wins or more.