When construction began on the Montgomery County house Mark Turgeon and his wife, Ann, built for their three children last summer, the Maryland basketball team was in the midst of a major renovation after a disappointing 17-15 season.
It seemed only fitting that Turgeon, the Terps and dozens of friends, family members and athletic department staff celebrated the program's first NCAA tournament appearance in five years Sunday at the coach's house.
There was only one problem: the NCAA selection committee did its best to dampen the mood of the party.
Projected to be a No. 3 seed in Pittsburgh after finishing the Big...