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How to watch Maryland basketball vs. Ohio State

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland men’s basketball puts its six-game winning streak on the line Friday night against Ohio State to open up a difficult two-game road trip.

The No. 19 Terps survived a furious 21-point comeback from Wisconsin Monday night, eventually coming out on top 64-60 thanks to Anthony Cowan Jr.’s late-game three. Cowan led the team with 21 points, while Eric Ayala, Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith added double-digit points. However, Fernando fell into foul trouble in the second half, and the Terps struggled to contain the Badgers from there.

The league gauntlet continues against Ohio State, and a repeat performance of that second half could spell trouble in a tough road environment. However, the Buckeyes are struggling and are on a three-game losing streak after reaching as high as No. 16 in the AP poll. Ohio State is led by Kaleb Wesson, who averages 16.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, and C.J. Jackson, who averages 12.9 points per game. The Buckeyes are also a top-20 team in defense efficiency, according to KenPom. Lamar Johnson has the full preview here.

After Ohio State, Maryland faces one of its toughest tests all season against No. 6 Michigan State in East Lansing on Monday.

The numbers

No. 19 Maryland: 15-3, 6-1 Big Ten

Ohio State: 12-4, 2-3 Big Ten

All-time series: Tied 6-6

Odds: Maryland is a 2-point underdog

How to watch and listen

Friday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. (ET), Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

TV: Fox Sports 1 — Kevin Kugler (Play-by-Play), Jim Jackson (Analyst)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt) / 980 AM (DC), XM 380, Maryland Sports Radio Network (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche)

In other news

Maryland women’s basketball stumbled in East Lansing, falling to No. 17 Michigan State 77-60.

From The Athletic ($): Patrick Stevens wrote about Anthony Cowan’s clutch factor and his resemblance to Melo Trimble.

Emily Giambalvo of The Washington Post reviews how men’s basketball turned around its season after the Dec. 22 loss to Seton Hall.

Youssif Hemida has returned from injury to hopefully right the ship for an 0-5 Maryland wrestling team.

Maryland football formally announced its hiring of six new assistant coaches, all of which you can track here.