Maryland men’s basketball will play a game outside the state of Maryland for the first time all season Thursday night. The No. 23 Terps head out to West Lafayette, Indiana, to take on the unranked Purdue Boilermakers.
Maryland is coming off of a 66-59 win against the Penn State Nittany Lions in its first conference game of the season. The Terps entered halftime down by one, but late-game heroics from Anthony Cowan Jr. helped propel Maryland to the win.
The Boilermakers are coming off of two straight losses, both against ranked teams. They fell 73-72 to the then-No. 15 Florida State Seminoles, and lost in blowout fashion 76-57 to then-No. 7 Michigan. Purdue’s three losses have all come to ranked teams, causing the Boilermakers to drop out of the top 25 this week.
No. 23 Maryland: 7-1, 1-0 Big Ten
Purdue: 5-3, 0-1 Big Ten
All-time series: Purdue leads 4-2
Odds: Purdue is favored by 6.5 points
How to watch and listen
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. ET, Mackey Complex, West Lafayette
TV: Big Ten Network — Kevin Kugler (Play-by-Play), Jon Crispin (Analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Baltimore) / 980AM (DC), XM 196, Maryland Sports Radio Network (Johnny Holiday, Chris Knoche)
In other news
The Terps arrived at Purdue yesterday, and Jalen Smith hit a half-court shot for free dessert.
Stix secures dessert ✔️ pic.twitter.com/wSNQSjzZeO— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) December 6, 2018
Maryland will announce Mike Locksley as its head football coach at 11 a.m. today.
From The Washington Post, Locksley will have to move quickly on hiring a staff and improving Maryland’s recruiting class.
Our latest podcast discussed the hiring from all angles.
SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner shared his thoughts on the Terps’ new head coach.
Maryland women’s lacrosse senior Jen Giles has been named to the Team USA Spring Premiere roster.
HUGE congrats to Jen Giles on being named to the 2019 @USAWLax Spring Premiere roster!— Maryland Women's Lax (@MarylandWLax) December 5, 2018
Giles joins #Terp alums Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Katie Haus and Alice Mercer on the team!
Sean wrote about Maryland men’s soccer, which plays in the College Cup tomorrow night.
Terps seniors Amar Sejdic, Donovan Pines and Dayne St. Clair earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region honors.
And 71 Maryland fall student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.