Maryland men’s basketball is back in College Park to face off with the Iowa Hawkeyes on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Terps started a stretch with three of four games on the road, and get a brief break before taking another trip through Big Ten country. Last time out, Maryland got handled by No. 1 Michigan State. Anthony Cowan has played nearly every minute of conference play and is leading Maryland in scoring and assists, with 16.2 points and 4.5 assists per night.
Iowa is still winless in the conference this season, and has a couple bad non-conference losses on the resume too. The teams split this series last season, but Iowa picked up its first win in the Xfinity Center last February. However, that was with Peter Jok as the star. With Jok gone, sophomore Tyler Cook has stepped up as the Hawkeyes’ leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 15.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. Iowa is coming off losses to Michigan and Ohio State, the Terps’ next two opponents.
Maryland is celebrating the 60-year anniversary of its first-ever conference championship team, so members of the 1958 squad that captured the Atlantic Coast Conference crown will be in attendance on Sunday night. After matching up twice last season, this will be the only time these two meet in 2018.
Maryland: 13-4, 2-2 B1G
Iowa: 9-8, 0-4 B1G
All-time series: Maryland leads 4-3 all-time, series is tied 2-2 since 2014
Odds: Maryland is favored by 8.5 points
How to watch and listen
Sunday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m. (ET), Xfinity Center, College Park
TV: FS1 - Tim Brando (Play-by-Play), Stephen Bardo (Analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.), 980 AM (DC), Sirius 81 / XM 81, TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche, Walt Williams); WMUC Sports