Opponent: No. 3 Purdue (21-2, 10-0 Big Ten)
Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
Tipoff date/time: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8:30 p.m. EST
Last game: Maryland lost to then-No. 6 Michigan State 74-68, Purdue beat Indiana 74-67
Last meeting: Purdue beat Maryland 80-75 on Dec. 1, 2017
TV: BTN — Dave Revsine (play-by-play) and Seth Davis (analyst)
Streaming: BTN2Go (free on campus, $ off campus)
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network (105.7 FM Baltimore and ESPN 980 AM Washington, D.C.) — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play) and Chris Knoche (analysts)
Spread: Purdue -14 (via Odds Shark)
Kenpom prediction: Purdue wins, 80-66
What to watch for the Terps: The three young stalwarts
Through 10 games of conference play, Mark Turgeon has relied on Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and Darryl Morsell — like, a lot. Out of Maryland's 405 total minutes in the Big Ten, Cowan has played 389, Huerter 355 and Morsell 343. They're first, fifth and eighth, respectively, in the conference in percentage of team minutes played; no other Big Ten squad has more than two players in the top 10. Against another tough opponent in Purdue, expect this trio to continue carrying a heavy workload.
What to watch for the Boilermakers: The home field advantage
In pretty much every statistic you can think of, Purdue is either No. 1 or No. 2 in the Big Ten (those Spartans are pretty good too, in case you hadn't heard). Perhaps the most telling metric for Matt Painter's squad is home record. The Boilermakers are a perfect 13-0 in West Lafayette, with an average margin of victory of 28.2 points. Facing the third-ranked team in the country is brutal on its own; doing it in an arena full of thousands of hostile fans makes it even harder.