Maryland men’s basketball has another chance to end its road slide on Tuesday when it travels to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers at 7 p.m. ET.
The Terps’ road slide reached six games after a 74-70 loss to Penn State on Feb. 7. Maryland followed up with a complete, convincing home win over Northwestern, but it has yet to do the same on the road all season.
Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers have shocked the Big Ten, thanks to a big scoring boost from transfers James Palmer Jr. and Isaac Copeland. Both transfers have DMV ties and have propelled Nebraska from 12th in the league last season to 4th in the current standings. Nebraska’s riding a five-game winning streak and has yet to lose to a conference opponent at home.
Postseason aspirations aside, Maryland needs to win out just to finish the regular season above .500 in the Big Ten. The Terps have been able to keep it close on the road, but still have to prove they can win those games.
Maryland: 17-10 (6-8 Big Ten)
Nebraska: 19-8 (10-4 Big Ten)
All-time series: Maryland leads 4-1
Odds: Nebraska is a three-point favorite
How to watch and listen
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. ET, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler: Play-by-Play, Robbi Hummel: Analyst)
Radio: Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.) / ESPN 980 AM (DC), Sirus - 83 / XM - 83, TuneIn Radio App (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche)
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MSJ WINS 78-71 over JC!— MSJ Student Section (@MSJStudents) February 13, 2018