Opponent: Penn State (4-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Tipoff: 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1
Last Matchup: Feb. 7, 2018 — Penn State won 74-70
Last game: Maryland lost to No. 4 Virginia 76-71, Penn State beat No. 13 Virginia Tech 63-62
Odds: Maryland (-6), per Oddsshark
Kenpom prediction: Maryland wins 72-68
TV: BTN— Tom Werme (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst)
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network (105.7 FM Baltimore, 980 AM D.C.) — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Chris Knoche (analyst), Walt Williams (analyst)
Against a soft nonconference schedule, the Terps have excelled in a number of regards, but they’re still not shooting well from deep. Through seven games, Maryland has hit 32.2 percent of its three-point attempts, the second-lowest mark in the Big Ten. For the most part, the freshmen are carrying their weight — Eric Ayala and Aaron Wiggins are both above 40 percent — but the upperclassmen are a combined 13-for-52. Anthony Cowan and co. will look to snap out of their three-point funk in their first conference game of the season.
The Terps have been struggling from the perimeter, but at least they’re only the second-worst three-point shooting team in the conference. The basement is occupied by the Nittany Lions, at 32.1 percent. Tony Carr and Shep Garner, Penn State’s two best deep threats last year, have both moved on, and Josh Reaves is the only rotation piece above 35 percent this season. Unless both teams snap out of their funk on Saturday, brace yourself for a lot of bricks.