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.
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
- Maryland men’s basketball vs. No. 17 Illinois (part two)
- Maryland men’s basketball unable to pull pieces together in 83-64 road loss to Michigan
- Takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s ugly loss to Michigan
- Maryland men’s basketball’s halftime lead erased, taken down by Rutgers, 70-59
- Three takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s loss to Rutgers
- Maryland men’s basketball receives commitment from transfer guard Cashius McNeilly
- Maryland men’s basketball avoids major collapse, defeats Northwestern, 94-87
- Three takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s thrilling win over Northwestern
- Maryland men’s basketball assistant coach Bruce Shingler suspended, charged with soliciting prostitution in October
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