The No. 2 ranked Maryland men's basketball team will take on Illinois State Tuesday evening in the 2015 Cancun Challenge. The Terps are coming off a close, seven point win against Rider this past Friday in College Park.
Illinois State enters Tuesday's match-up with a 2-2 record, having beaten both Morehead State and Houston Baptist and dropping games to San Diego State and South Dakota State. The Redbirds are currently ranked 123rd in Kenpom's rankings. Here is our full preview of Tuesday's game.
Maryland is hoping to replicate its success in early season tournaments after winning both last year's CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City and the 2013 Paradise Jam in St. Thomas. The Terrapins will either face the winner or loser of the TCU-Rhode Island game on Wednesday, depending on the outcome of their contest with Illinois State .
TCU is currently ranked 114th in Kenpom's rankings while Rhode Island sits at 42.
No. 2 Maryland (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Illinois State (2-2, 0-0 Missouri Valley)
All-time series: First meeting between both schools
How to watch:
Nov. 24, 8:30 p.m. (EST)
TV: CBS Sports Network. Thad Anderson (Play-by-Play), Doug Gottlieb (Analyst)
Stream: CBS Sports Network. (We're a bit confused on if streaming is actually happening here.)
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network. Johnny Holliday (Play-By-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst)