On Thursday, Maryland men’s basketball secured a very important win against its conference foe: the Michigan Wolverines. That win was even more important for the Terps knowing that their next game was on the road against No. 3 Purdue, the favorite in the Big Ten.
On top of the difficult matchup, the Terps have struggled on the road this season, failing to win a conference game away from the XFINITY Center this season. They will look to hand Purdue only its second loss of the season, which would undoubtedly prove to be huge for the Terps’ NCAA Tournament resume come March.
Similar to its last game against Michigan, Maryland will have to key in on stopping a dynamic big man. Purdue is led by 7-foot-4 national player of the year favorite Zach Edey. Maryland will hope for another strong showing from Julian Reese and reserve big man Caelum Swanton-Rodger, who had a very impressive performance against Hunter Dickinson and Michigan.
Maryland: 12-6, 3-4 Big Ten
Purdue: 18-1, 7-1 Big Ten
All-Time Series: Purdue leads, 7-5
DraftKings Sportsbook Line: Purdue -10.5
How to watch and listen
Friday, Jan. 22, 1:00 PM ET, Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
TV: FS1– Brandon Gaudin (play-by play), Stephen Bardo (analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.) / 980 AM (D.C.) — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Chris Knoche (analyst)
Streaming: FOX Sports