Maryland men’s basketball looks for its first Big Ten victory of the season as it takes on the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers Monday night.
The Terps fell to Purdue, 73-70, on Friday afternoon. While Maryland never led, it fought back from a 15-point deficit to tie the game in its final minute. Donta Scott posted 15 points and eight rebounds, both team highs.
In its last two games, Maryland has only turned the ball over nine times. But the Terps shot just 10-for-21 from the free throw line against the Boilermakers, including a pair of misses by Darryl Morsell when facing a two-point deficit with 17 seconds left.
Wisconsin has won its last five games, including an 85-76 win over No. 12 Michigan State on Friday — its first victory in East Lansing since 2004. During the team’s current five-game win streak, Brad Davison is averaging 15 points per game. The Badgers’ only loss this season was a 67-65 defeat by Marquette.
Micah Potter, D’Mitrik Trice, Nate Reuvers, Aleem Ford and Davison are all averaging more than nine points per game this season, and Potter is leading the team with 7.1 rebounds per game.
After facing off in Madison and College Park — at Ritchie Coliseum — in 1931 and 1932, respectively, the teams didn’t meet again until 2000. The Badgers have taken three of their last four matchups, including a 56-54 victory over a ranked Maryland squad in January.
Tonight’s game tips off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Maryland: 5-3 (0-2 Big Ten)
Wisconsin: 8-1 (2-0 Big Ten)
All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 10-6
Odds: Wisconsin is a 9.5-point favorite
How to Watch and Listen
Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, 7 p.m. EST, Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
TV: Fox Sports 1 (Kevin Kugler, play-by-play; Stephen Bardo, analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Baltimore) / 980 AM (Washington, D.C.), One Maryland App, Sirius XM 381 (Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche, Walt Williams)
Stream: FOX Sports App
Catch up before the game
- Maryland men’s basketball vs Wisconsin preview
- Three takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s loss to Purdue
- Maryland men’s basketball falls short against Purdue, 73-70
- The Christmas Day playing experience: The 1984 Terps’ holiday away from the mainland
- Maryland men’s basketball is trying to toughen up before return to Big Ten play
In Other News
Maryland football linebacker Ayinde “Ace” Eley announced he has entered the transfer portal.
Maryland football linebacker Ayinde "Ace" Eley is entering the transfer portal.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) December 25, 2020
The Terps showed a lot of quality depth at the linbacker position with Chance Campbell leading the way and freshman Ruben Hyppolite II shining in his first season. https://t.co/33ERlM7tad
Maryland football starting center Johnny Jordan announced he is transferring to Virginia Tech.
The families of Maryland men’s basketball surprised the team with video messages after it played on Christmas.
Celebrated Christmas as a Terp family.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) December 26, 2020
But we made sure our extended family was there with us. pic.twitter.com/eTu6rpHlJ3
Former Maryland football defensive back Darnell Savage picked off Ryan Tannehill in the snow yesterday evening in Green Bay.
Former Maryland men’s basketball star Kevin Huerter is averaging 16 points through the first two games of the Atlanta Hawks’ season.
* Editors Note: This article was updated with Wisconsin ranked as No. 6 following the release of the AP Top 25 Monday.