After splitting a pair of games in the Emerald Coast Classic over the weekend, Maryland men’s basketball will take on Syracuse Monday night in the Carrier Dome.
The Terps struggled mightily against St. Bonaventure’s zone defense Friday evening, so matching up against Syracuse’s patented 2-3 zone could pose some problems. Darryl Morsell played both games over the weekend after sustaining a hamstring strain earlier in the week, and looked serviceable, but not spectacular.
It’ll be the first game of the season Maryland isn’t favored to win, and likely its toughest test of the young season thus far.
All-time series: Maryland leads 5-3, but Syracuse has won the last three.
Odds: Maryland is a two-point underdog.
How to watch and listen
Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. (ET), The Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.), 980 AM (DC), Sirius (137) / XM (193) - Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Sideline); WMUC Sports (Justin Gallanty, Jarred Belman)
In other news
Maryland volleyball was the first team left out of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night’s selection show. The Terps haven’t made the big dance since 2005, and it looked like a real possibility this season, but the future of the program is bright.
Maryland women’s basketball took down Miami in Miami Sunday in an emotional homecoming of sorts for Ieshia Small. The redshirt senior put up 23 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, which is good on its own, but even better considering all she’s been through.
Maryland football closed out the season with an ugly loss to the school from Pennsylvania, and DJ Durkin wasn’t too pleased, but knows the future will be better...
...and so does Kasim Hill, who’s already counting down the days until Maryland plays Texas to kickoff next season. (Maryland beat a ranked Texas in Texas to start this season. People forget that.)
279....— Kasim Hill (@Khillqb11) November 27, 2017
On another note, the men’s basketball team bounced back form its ugly defeat Friday night with an 80-65 win over New Mexico Saturday afternoon.