Up until recently, the Syracuse Orange were perfect. The Big East transfer began the season 25-0, claiming the third-best start in Atlantic Coast Conference history. However, Jim Boeheim's team will head into the Comcast Center Monday night in the middle of a two-game skid after losing to Boston College and Duke last week. The Terps look to kick a top-tier program while they're down and boost their resume in the process.
Maryland is coming off a 70-61 win against Wake Forest on Tuesday, led by Nick Faust's career-high 20 points. Despite five days to prepare, the Terps will face a tall task against one of college basketball's best defenses. Syracuse has kept opponents to an average of 58.6 points per game so far this season.
Rankings and records: Syracuse is ranked No. 4, falling from the top spot after consecutive losses. Maryland is unranked. The Orange are 25-2 (12-2 ACC) while the Terrapins sit at 15-12 (7-7 ACC). The Terps lead the all-time series 5-2.
Vegas: Syracuse is a three-point favorite.
How to witness
Date, time and location: Monday, February 24, 2014. 7:00 p.m. Comcast Center, College Park, Md.
Radio: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (Play-by-play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Sideline); Flagships - WJZ-FM (105.7) / WJZ-AM (1300) / ESPN 980 (D.C.) Sirius/ XM 91.
Online Streaming: WatchESPN