Maryland basketball looks to push its winning streak to five games when it hosts No. 22 Indiana Friday night.
The Terps are coming off an 82-67 win at Minnesota Tuesday night, using a 35-13 run to close the game and turn a nailbiter into a convincing win. Anthony Cowan Jr. matched a career-high with 27 points, scoring 23 in a second half where Maryland shot 69.6 percent from the field. Jalen Smith added 21 points, and Bruno Fernando chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season.
As they return home, the Terps will be looking for their second win against a ranked team this season. The Hoosiers are No. 22 in this week’s AP Poll, and most recently lost at No. 2 Michigan, 74-63 on Sunday. Indiana is just 1-3 on the road this season, topping Penn State but falling to Arkansas, Duke and the Wolverines. The Hoosiers are led by Indiana high school legend Romeo Langford and senior forward Juwan Morgan, who average 18.2 and 16.7 points per game, respectively. You can read our preview here.
Friday starts Maryland’s toughest stretch of the season. After hosting Indiana, Maryland welcomes Wisconsin to the Xfinity Center Monday night before traveling to No. 16 Ohio State and No. 6 Michigan State.
Maryland: 13-3, 4-1 Big Ten
Indiana: 12-3, 3-1 Big Ten
All-time series: Indiana leads 8-5
Odds: Maryland is a 5-point favorite
How to watch and listen
Friday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. (ET), Xfinity Center, College Park
TV: BTN — Tim Brando (Play-by-Play), Donny Marshall (Analyst)
In other news
It looked like Alabama wide receivers coach Josh Gattis was going to be Maryland’s next offensive coordinator, until Michigan hired him to the same position.
Matt Barnes, who served as Maryland’s linebackers coach last season, will join Ohio State’s staff as the special teams coordinator and assistant secondary coach.
Maryland was given 5-1 odds to land Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal this week.
Here’s a nice feature from The Washington Post’s Emily Giambalvo on Ricky Lindo, who’s been a surprise for Maryland basketball after joining the Terps in August.
From The Athletic ($): After locking up her 500th win, Brenda Frese continues to build for another national title.
Here’s the video the team put together for Frese after she won her 500th game Wednesday night.