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GameThread: Maryland basketball vs. Michigan State

Follow along as the Terps and Spartans battle for first place.

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland basketball is up to No. 13 in the AP Poll, but the Terps are about to face a daunting test against No. 6 Michigan State. Tipoff in East Lansing is at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

With Michigan losing Saturday at Wisconsin, these are the top two teams in the Big Ten standings. Michigan State is 7-0 in league play and has won 19 straight conference games. The Terps are 7-1 in the Big Ten, though, and a win would vault them into first place.

Joshua Langford is still out for Michigan State, but reserve guard Kyle Ahrens is expected to play. For Maryland, Eric Ayala is “good to go” after limping off with a hip injury against Ohio State.

As always, this is your space for observations, commentary and more during the game. Be respectful, and go Terps.