Opponent: Wisconsin Badgers (10-14, 3-8 Big Ten)
Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Tipoff date/time: Sunday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
Last game: Maryland lost to Purdue 75-67, Wisconsin lost to Northwestern 60-52
Last meeting: Maryland lost to Wisconsin 71-60 on Feb. 19, 2017
TV: CBS — Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and Steve Lappas (analyst)
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network (105.7 FM Baltimore and ESPN 980 AM Washington, D.C.) — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Chris Knoche (analyst) and Walt Williams (analyst)
Student radio: WMUC Sports — Jarred Belman and Liam Fulling
Spread: Maryland -8.5 (via OddsShark)
Kenpom prediction: Maryland wins 70-61
Against Purdue on Wednesday, Bruno Fernando and Kevin Huerter each finished with four fouls, and Sean Obi remarkably fouled out in just seven minutes of play. With Michal Cekovsky dealing with an injury, Maryland's rotation is now missing three scholarship players, which is less than ideal.
An already thin rotation can't afford to become even thinner by having players sit to avoid fouling out. Fernando, Huerter and Obi all staying out of foul trouble would go a long way to the Terps winning against Wisconsin.
The way these fouls are going this game is going to end with Nickens playing center
— Terps Watch (@TerpsWatch) February 1, 2018
The Badgers have made 26.1 percent of their threes in their last four games. That, folks, is bad. They're shooting 30.8 percent from deep in Big Ten play, which ranks 13th out of 14 teams in the conference. It's a welcome sign for a Maryland team that's struggled with perimeter defense all season.
Brevin Pritzl has put up 56 threes in Big Ten play and converted 15 of them, good for a 26.8 percent clip. Brad Davison leads the Badgers in threes attempted, but he's not much better, making 31.6 percent of them. However, it's worth noting that Aleem Ford is coming off a game where he was 4-for-6 on threes, so if someone can give the Badgers a true threat from the perimeter, it might be him.