Maryland wraps up the home portion of its regular season schedule Thursday evening when they host the Illinois Fighting Illini at Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. The Terps will honor their four seniors, Jake Layman, Rasheed Sulaimon, Varun Ram and Trevor Anzmann before the game.
Jake Layman will be Mark Turgeon's first four-year player at Maryland since he took the head coaching job in 2011. Heading into Thursday's game, Layman ranks 23rd in rebounding at Maryland with 638 and sits 24th in scoring with 1,329 points. He's also just the 28th player in school history to record at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
Sophomore guard Melo Trimble, who could also be playing his final home game as a Terrapin should he decide to leave early and enter the NBA draft, is currently 20 points away from 1,000 career points. Freshman center Diamond Stone could also be playing his final home game as well, if he too forgoes his final three years of eligibility for a shot at the NBA.
The Terps can clinch a double-bye in next week's Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis with a win over the Illini on Thursday. Picking up a win against Illinois is also a necessity for Maryland to receive a No. 3 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.