After losing two of its last three contests, Maryland basketball is back on the road on Monday to play Michigan at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
The Terps are coming off a blowout loss at the hands of Ohio State, while Michigan will have just a day’s rest after beating Michigan State on Saturday. Junior center Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points in just 27 minutes in the win, and is averaging 14.7 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds a game. Former four-star recruit and Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews has led Michigan with 15.3 points a game this season, giving the team some needed scoring. However, the Wolverines have won just one of four games in this series since Maryland joined the Big Ten.
Dion Wiley will make the trip, but is doubtful to play, so Mark Turgeon will likely have just eight scholarship players at his disposal for the second straight game. He’ll need his team to show up for this one if Maryland is to leave its two-game road slide in Ann Arbor.
Maryland: 14-5 (3-3 Big Ten)
Michigan: 15-4 (4-2 Big Ten
All-time series: Maryland leads 6-4, Maryland is 3-1 since 2014
Odds: Michigan is favored by seven points
How to watch and listen
Monday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. (EST), Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
TV: FS1 (Gus Johnson - play-by-play; Bill Raftery - analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.), 980 AM (D.C.), Sirus 137/XM 195, TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche); WMUC Sports (Alex Littlehales, Noah Gross)
In other news
A game-winning touchdown catch by Maryland’s own Stefon Diggs sent the Minnesota Vikings through to the NFC Championship game. Here it is in all its glory.
Former Terps Yannick Ngakoue and Torrey Smith are also through to the conference championship games, as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Ngakoue and the “Sacksonville” Jaguars play Tom Brady and the Patriots at 3:05 p.m., then Smith and the Eagles will play Diggs and the Vikings on Jan. 21 at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Smith was the beneficiary of a wonky tip against the Falcons that ended up as 20-yard gain.
Mark Turgeon looks determined to bolster his backcourt next season and has shown interest in local guard Amir Harris. The Terps have yet to offer the 6’4 recruit, but were mentioned along with Virginia Tech and South Carolina as the schools that have contacted him the most, from InsideMDSports.
The Big Ten will continue to play a couple conference games in December in 2018-19 when the league goes to 20 league games, according to Jon Rothstein.
Both former Maryland offensive coordinator and interim head coach Mike Locksley’s and current Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell’s names have recently come up in connection to the Florida State offensive coordinator job.