If its Saturday blowout of Big Ten bottomfeeder Minnesota proved Maryland men’s basketball is capable of winning on the road, its matchup with the Spartans at 9 p.m. Tuesday is a chance to prove it is a legitimate threat there. Maryland, which has not lost a home conference game, has lost all but one on the road and faces a Michigan State team who, despite being 6-6 in the Big Ten, is talented and has only lost twice at home this season.
Over the course of its four-game win streak, Maryland has been led by strong play from its stars Donta Scott and Jahmir Young, as well as a string of impressive breakout performances from big man Julian Reese. Young will have his hands full, as head coach Kevin Willard will look to him to set the pace early in the game, which Maryland has struggled with on the road. He will be matched up with Spartans star Tyson Walker, who is averaging almost 14 points per game this season.
Maryland: 16-7, 7-5 Big Ten
Michigan State: 14-9, 6-6 Big Ten
All-Time Series: Michigan State leads, 13-8
DraftKings Sportsbook Line: Michigan State -2.5
How to watch and listen
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 9:00 PM ET, Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.
TV: ESPN2- Brian Custer (play-by-play), Robbie Hummel (analyst), Myron Medcalf (sidelines)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.) / 980 AM (D.C.) — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Chris Knoche (analyst)
Streaming: ESPN.com / ESPN App
Catch up before the game
Maryland men’s basketball at Michigan State preview
Maryland men’s basketball hammers Minnesota, 81-46
Takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s road demolition of Minnesota
Testudo Times Podcast: Maryland men’s basketball is trending up
Analyzing Maryland men’s basketball’s Big Ten home/road offensive splits
Ian Martinez didn’t just take the long route from Costa Rica to Maryland — he blazed the trail
Canadian journeyman Patrick Emilien’s work ethic proves it is better late than never
Maryland men’s basketball film breakdown: A look at Donta Scott’s terrific start
Donta Scott is the key piece to Maryland men’s basketball’s puzzle
Under Grant Billmeier, Julian Reese and Maryland men’s basketball’s frontcourt look to make strides
Jahmir Young and Don Carey return home to Maryland to form Kevin Willard’s first starting backcourt