Opponent: No. 6 Michigan State Spartans (16-2, 7-0 Big Ten)
Location: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday, Jan. 21
Last game: No. 19 Maryland beat Ohio State 75-61, No. 6 Michigan State beat Nebraska 70-64
Last meeting: Jan. 28, 2018 in College Park — No. 6 Michigan State 74, Maryland 68
Odds: Michigan State (-9.5), per OddsShark
Kenpom Prediction: Michigan State 80, Maryland 69
TV: FS1 — Joe Davis (play-by-play) and Steve Lavin (analyst)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Chris Knoche (analyst) — 105.7 FM (Baltimore), 980 AM (D.C.)
In Maryland’s win over Ohio State on Friday, the Terps shot 11-for-17 from deep, their best mark of the season. It seemed like whenever the Buckeyes were ready to make a run, Maryland hit a key three-pointer to pull away. The Spartans defense allows opposing teams to shoot only 40.1 percent on two-pointers, which is the lowest number in the country. The Terps will need the three-point shot to stay in this game.
The Spartans are a perfect 9-0 at home this season, and the closest game they have played at the Breslin Center was decided by 18 points. Michigan State whooped Maryland in East Lansing last season 91-61 and the Spartans haven’t lost there since Jan. 13, 2018. That crowd noise can be a factor, and if the Spartans get off to another hot start at home, it will be hard for Mark Turgeon’s team to stay afloat.