Maryland basketball resumes play post-Thanksgiving in New York on Friday against Richmond in the Barclays Center Classic. The Spiders won’t be the toughest test the Terps have faced so far, but judging by their KenPom ranking of 100, they’ll be a step up from the Towsons and Stony Brooks of the world.
Maryland is still undefeated, but a win Friday night won’t be a sure thing.
Richmond’s led by guard ShawnDre’ Jones and forward T.J. Cline, both of whom are shooting over 50 percent this season. Jones leads the team with 19.5 points per game, while Jones is second with 17. They account for more than a third of the Spiders’ points through their first three games.
This will be a significant step up for Richmond, a team that has played VMI, Old Dominion, Robert Morris and Hampton so far.
The teams tip off at 9:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center, and if the Terps win, they’ll advance to play Boston College or Kansas State in the final on Saturday.
All-time series: Maryland leads, 25-15.
Odds: Maryland is favored by 5.5.
How to watch
Friday, November 25, 9:30 p.m., Barclays Center, New York
TV: In Maryland, it’s on MASN. To find out if you can watch in other areas, check here.
Radio: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Chris Knoche (Play-by-Play), Tahj Holden (Analyst) Sirius XM/Internet 134
Online streaming: Unclear
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