After a 69-61 loss at then-No. 24 Wisconsin Friday night, Maryland men’s basketball heads to Lincoln to take on Nebraska. The Terps led for a majority of Friday’s contest, but the Badgers’ hot three-point shooting in the second half allowed them to close out the game. It was the start of a stretch where Maryland plays four of five games on the road, and that stretch continues tonight in Lincoln.
The Terps beat the then-No. 24 Huskers 74-72 in the Xfinity Center on Jan. 2, with Jalen Smith scoring the last seven points. Smith’s floater with 3.8 seconds to go gave Maryland its first win over a ranked opponent in nearly three years. It was the second of seven straight wins for the Terps, while Nebraska has never really been the same since. The Huskers have lost seven of their last nine games since Big Ten play resumed, including the last five. To make matters worse, second-leading scorer Isaac Copeland tore his ACL against Ohio State on Jan. 26, the latest blow in what supposed to be a promising season.
Thomas has the full preview here.
No. 24 Maryland: 17-6, 8-4 Big Ten
Nebraska: 13-9, 3-8 Big Ten
All-time series: Maryland leads 5-2
Odds: Maryland is a 2-point underdog
How to watch and listen
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. (ET), Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
TV: BTN — Kevin Kugler (Play-by-Play), Stephen Bardo (Analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt) / 980 AM (DC), XM 195, Maryland Sports Radio Network (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche)
In other news
Today is National Signing Day. We’ll have coverage all day, as Mike Locksley has some unfinished business on the recruiting trail.
The Terps got a commit from three-star defensive end Anthony Booker, but saw three-star cornerback Tayvion Land flip to Liberty.
Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger has a great story on what an offer really means in today’s recruiting environment.
Maryland men’s basketball is a No. 6 seed in my first bracket of the year.
After years of studying LeBron James, freshman guard Eric Ayala has mastered the art of the interview, writes The Washington Post’s Emily Giambalvo.
Kevin Huerter’s solid rookie season has backed up his decision to leave Maryland, writes The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus.
Yesterday was also Mark Turgeon’s 54th birthday.
Happy birthday @CoachTurgeon pic.twitter.com/6ro4FlRJtw— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) February 5, 2019
It’s been a good week for Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles, who was named to the Wade Trophy Watch List, the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20, and the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll, all in the last few days.
In the last 24 hours, Kaila Charles was named to the— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) February 5, 2019
• Wade Trophy Watch List
• Wooden Award Late Season Top 20
• #B1G Player of the Week Honor Roll
Not a bad start to the week... pic.twitter.com/qE7RAoqSdF