Maryland basketball is hours away from tipping off against Butler in its first tough test of the 2017-18 season. The Terps enter this contest 2-0 this year, and they’re undefeated in the Gavitt Games series after beating Georgetown in the last two seasons.
It’s a blackout game, and the Terps are distributing Batman-style capes to fans. It’ll also be a late tip-off, making it twice in three years that Maryland’s Gavitt Games matchup has started at 8:30 p.m. or later.
All-time series: Butler leads 1-0 (2007 NCAA Tournament)
Odds: Maryland is favored by 5.5 points.
How to watch and listen
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m. (ET), Xfinity Center, College Park
TV: FS1 — Justin Kutcher (Play-by-Play), Jim Jackson (Analyst)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Radio: 105.7FM (Baltimore)/980AM (DC), Sirius (138)/XM (195), TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche, Walt Williams); WMUC Sports (Connor Newcomb, Alex Flum)
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