It's Maryland-Indiana round two, as the Terps host the Hoosiers in College Park and look to avenge their 89-70 loss in historic Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers routed the Terps in what was their best shooting performance of the season, shooting 15-of-22 from 3-point land, led by senior Yogi Ferrell, who hit seven of eight from downtown. Maryland kept the score close in the first half, setting them up for a competitive finish, but Indiana was too untouchable from deep for the Terps to make up any ground. Four games later and six rankings lower, Maryland has been in a rut ever since that 19-point blowout in Bloomington.
In the last outing, Maryland suffered a blowout loss at Iowa and fell to just 2-4 on the road in the Big Ten this season. Iowa capitalized on Maryland's sluggish start and never gave the Terps a chance, as the Hawkeyes took a 41-17 point lead into halftime. If there were any signs of promise it came from Melo Trimble's 20-point performance after shooting 0-13 in the previous two games combined.
Indiana has also struggled since facing Maryland on Jan. 22. The Hoosiers have lost three of their last five games, all of them by double digits, to Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin. Indiana has three players averaging more than 13 points per game, including playmakers Ferrell and freshman star James Blackman Jr., who went for 22 points in the first outing against Maryland.
How to watch, listen, and stream
Game time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Terrapin Sports Radio Network and live audio available here.
Online streaming: BTN2GO
Rankings and records: Maryland is 19-5 and ranked No. 19 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. Indiana is 17-7 and is ranked just outside the top 25.
KenPom's prediction: Maryland, 78-72. 71 percent chance Maryland wins
Two things at stake
Maryland needs to get out of their funk and get back on the track they were on in the beginning of the season. A loss here could be devastating for the Terps.
Indiana could certainly crack the top 25 with a win here, but sweeping Maryland is a nice addition to the résumé.
One big matchup
James Blackmon, Jr. vs Melo Trimble. Two of the best freshmen in the country will square off in this one. Trimble got out of his scoring slump last game when he dropped 20 points against Iowa while Blackman has continued his impressive rookie campaign, averaging 16.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds a game.