After storming past Minnesota to improve to 4-4 in Big Ten play, Maryland basketball returns to the road for a Monday showdown with Indiana.
The Terps enter this contest as the favorite, but playing on the road has been difficult for Maryland this season. While the team is 12-1 at home, it’s 1-4 on the road and has lost three straight away games (Maryland’s only Big Ten win was the roller coaster against Illinois, in which it squandered a 19-point second-half lead). But since joining the conference, road play has traditionally set the Terps apart. They’ve won at 12 of 13 away venues, with Bloomington the last box unchecked.
Maryland leaned on its depth in Thursday’s victory, and that’s an advantage the Terps hope to exploit again. Both teams have struggled with injuries this season, but Monday’s game represents a chance for each to move closer to the top of the Big Ten ladder.
Maryland: 15-6, 4-4 B1G
Indiana: 11-8, 4-3 B1G
All-time series: Indiana leads 7-5 (Maryland leads 3-2 since joining Big Ten)
Odds: Maryland is a 1.5-point favorite
How to watch and listen
Monday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. (ET), Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
TV: FS1 - Joe Davis (Play-by-Play), Jim Jackson (Analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.), 980 AM (DC), Sirus (81)/XM (81), TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche), WMUC Sports (Justin Gallanty/Jarred Belman)
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