After coming off a dominating 91-73 home victory over Iowa, Maryland men’s basketball hits the road to face Ohio State in Columbus on Thursday night.
The Buckeyes are fresh off their home upset of then No. 1 Michigan State, 80-64, and are looking to continue to stake their claim as a contender in the Big Ten. The Terps are looking to continue their winning ways, hoping that players like Anthony Cowan Jr. and Kevin Huerter will put up big numbers on the road.
Maryland will be without guard Dion Wiley, who is recovering from a concussion suffered in the Iowa game. The Terps will be hurting without him, but they have the tools to win, despite having a depleted roster.
Maryland: 14-4 (3-2 Big Ten)
Ohio State: 13-4 (4-0 Big Ten)
All-time series: 6-5 (Maryland has won the last four meetings)
Odds: Maryland is a five-point underdog
How to watch and listen
Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. (EST), Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
TV: ESPN2 (Rece Davis - play-by-play; Robbie Hummel - analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.), 980 AM (D.C.), Sirus 81/XM 81, TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche); WMUC Sports
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Damian Prince will return for one more season on Maryland football’s offensive line.
In our latest podcast, we discussed the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball slates and more.
It appears that Maryland volleyball standout Gia Milana will likely transfer to Baylor. This would be first major loss for the Terps in the post-Steve Aird era.
Maryland gymnastics is currently ranked 20th overall with a 194.100 average. The Terps are also ranked 12th on beam and 14th on vault.
The #GymTerps are ranked No. 20 overall!— Maryland Gymnastics (@TerpsGymnastics) January 9, 2018
We’re also No. 12 on Beam and No. 14 on Vault! #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/6XXyvChuH2
Despite Maryland wrestling’s 0-5 conference record, the Terps have one of the best wrestlers in the country. Heavyweight Youssif Hemida has moved up to sixth overall in the InterMat rankings. Hemida leads the Terps with 17 wins on the season, including a third-place finish at the Midlands Championships.
Future Maryland basketball stars Jalen Smith and Aaron Wiggins received big honors on Wednesday. Smith is one of 25 high schoolers left in the running for the Naismith Player of the Year award, making the cut form the original list of 50. Smith was also nominated to the McDonald’s All-American Game, along with Wiggins, so look out for them this summer on the court.