With a spot secured in the NCAA Tournament, No. 8 seed Maryland men’s basketball is set to face top-seeded Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament today at 11:30 a.m.
These two teams faced off against one another twice during the regular season, with Wolverines winning both matchups, 84-73 and 87-63, respectfully. In both of their wins over the Terps this year, the Wolverines made over 50% of their shots from the floor.
Michigan’s last game was a 70-64 regular season loss to Michigan State, the team Maryland defeated Thursday. The status of guard Eli Brooks, who is questionable after suffering an ankle injury in that game, will have a huge impact as he averaged 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31.2 minutes per game before that contest. Two of the Wolverines’ three losses have come with him out or not playing the full game.
The Wolverines are trying to make their fifth consecutive semifinal appearance, while Maryland is looking to make it to the semifinals for only the third time since joining the Big Ten and the first time since 2016. The Terps haven’t won two games in a conference tournament since the 2012-13 season.
The game is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be televised on Big Ten Network.
Maryland: 16-12 (9-11 Big Ten)
Michigan: 19-3 (14-3 Big Ten)
All-time series: Michigan leads 10-7
Odds: Michigan -8.5 (as of Thursday night)
How to watch and listen
Friday, March 11, 2021, 11:30 a.m. ET, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
TV: Big Ten Network (Brandon Gaudin play-by-play; Shon Morris, analyst; Rick Pizzo, sideline)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Baltimore) / 980AM (Washington, D.C.) (Johnny Holliday, play-by-play; Chris Knoche, analyst; Walt Williams, analyst)
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Catch up before the game
- Maryland men’s basketball Big Ten tournament quarterfinals preview: Michigan
- Maryland men’s basketball showed its continued resilience in victory over Michigan State
- Behind defensive comeback effort, Maryland basketball defeats Michigan State, 68-57, to reach Big Ten quarterfinal
- Darryl Morsell wins Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
- Road to Indianapolis: Episode 2