Stumbling back to College Park after a heartbreaking double-overtime defeat to Clemson on Sunday, the Terrapins should find some comfort in facing conference-worst Virginia Tech Tuesday night.
Led by Dez Wells' 19 points, Maryland shot 51.8 percent during their first meeting with the Hokies on Feb. 1 in Blacksburg, routing the home team 80-60.
The contest will be the first of the final two home games the Terps will play as members of the ACC. Although a March Madness berth seems to be slipping away, a win against Tech could garner some much-needed confidence heading to their final game against No. 5 Virginia before commencing the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C.
Rankings and records: Neither team is ranked. Virginia Tech is last in the conference with a 9-19 overall record (2-14 in ACC). The Terps are 9th in the conference with a 15-14 overall record (7-9 in ACC). Maryland leads the all-time series between these two teams 31-10 and has won the last four meetings, dating back to January, 2012.
Vegas: Maryland is a 12.5 point favorite
How to witness
Date, time and location: Tuesday, March 4, 2014. 8:00 p.m. Comcast Center, College Park, Md.
TV: ACC Network. Affiliates here.
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 119 / XM 192.
Online Streaming: TheACC.com, ESPN3 (subject to blackout)