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How to watch Maryland men’s basketball vs. No. 17 Illinois

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The Terps will face Illinois for the second time this season.

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Maryland men’s basketball has lost five of its last six games entering Friday, but it will have a chance to pull off a much-needed upset against No. 17 Illinois in College Park, Maryland.

Maryland and Illinois faced off earlier this season on Jan. 6, when the Fighting Illini came away with a 12-point win over a visiting Terps team. Interim head coach Danny Manning and his squad have won just one game in Big Ten play in seven tries.

Illinois, on the other hand, is 6-1 in conference play and 3-1 on the road this season. Most recently, it lost to Purdue in double-overtime at home. This morning, there was a report that star center Kofi Cockburn would not play in the game tonight against Maryland. His potential absence certainly gives the Terps a boost in this matchup.

Let’s take a brief look at the game against the Fighting Illini.

The numbers

Maryland: (9-9, 1-6 Big Ten)

Illinois: (13-4, 6-1 Big Ten)

All-time series: Maryland leads 12-7

Odds: Illinois -3.5 (Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, *Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.)

How to watch and listen

Friday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. ET, Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland

TV: FS1 - Brandon Gaudin (Play-by-Play), Len Elmore (Analyst)

Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Analyst)

Stream: Watch Fox Sports

Catch up before the game