Maryland basketball is sneaking in a pre-Thanksgiving game against Stony Brook on Tuesday night, and the Terps stand an excellent chance of improving to 5-0 on the season.
Stony Brook is another overmatched team walking into Xfinity Center, but Maryland’s already had trouble with American and Towson, two squads the team was expected to beat handily.
The Seawolves are led by junior guard Tyrrell Sturdivant, who’s averaging 18.5 points per game on 48 percent shooting. Lucas Woodhouse is Stony Brook’s second option on offense. The senior guard is shooting 50 percent on two-pointers but is only 1-for-5 from three.
Maryland’s taken trips to tropical places right before Thanksgiving in years past, but the Terps are playing in the Barclays Center Classic this weekend, which left an opening in their pre-Thanksgiving schedule.
This game should serve as a warmup for that tournament, which Maryland starts with a game against Richmond on Friday.
Stony Brook: 0-2
All-time series: Maryland leads, 2-0.
Odds: Maryland is favored by 22
How to watch
Tuesday, November 22, 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, College Park
Radio: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Analyst) Sirius XM/Internet 81
Online streaming: WatchESPN/ESPN3
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