Maryland men’s basketball looks to extend a current run of dominance against Minnesota on Sunday, with the two teams meeting for the second time this season in College Park.
Since the Terps joined the Big Ten in 2014, they are 7-2 against Minnesota, which includes a five-game winning streak. That streak was extended three weeks ago when Maryland upset then No. 17 Minnesota in a 63-49 victory. Eric Ayala and Donta Scott led the Terps that day with 21 and 15 points, respectively.
Maryland is coming off of a tough loss to No. 4 Ohio State at home on Monday. The Terps were in the game for all of the first half and trailed by only five at halftime. The Buckeyes broke the game open in the second half and fended off a late surge by the Terps to win, 73-65. Aaron Wiggins led Maryland in points and assists, with 17 and six, respectively.
Minnesota is coming off a win over No. 24 Purdue. Guard Marcus Carr hit a stepback three with 18 seconds left to give his team the lead and the win. Carr leads the Gophers in scoring, averaging about 19 points per game. Minnesota is also led by 7-foot center Liam Robbins. Maryland kept Robbins in check in the last meeting as he was in foul trouble for most of the game and eventually fouled out in the 2nd half.
Currently in the “Next Four Out” for the NCAA Tournament according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, Maryland will need to start stringing some wins together in order to hear its name called on Selection Sunday.
Maryland: 10-10 (4-9 in the Big Ten)
Minnesota: 13-7 (6-7 in the Big Ten)
All time Series: Maryland leads 11-2
Odds: Maryland -2 (O/U 138)
How to Watch and Listen
Sunday, February 14, 2020, 7:00 PM EST, Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
TV: Fox Sports 1 (Steve Buckhantz, play-by-play; Glenn Consor, analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Baltimore) / 980 AM (Washington, D.C.), One Maryland App, Sirius XM 388 (Johnny Holliday, Walt Williams and Chris Knoche)
Stream: Fox Sports App