Opponent: Fairleigh Dickinson (3-7)
Location: Xfinity Center
Tipoff date/time: Thursday, Dec. 21, 7:00 p.m. EST
Last game: Maryland beat Catholic 76-59, Fairleigh Dickinson lost to NJIT 71-68
Last meeting: Nov. 18, 2005 — Maryland 111, Fairleigh Dickinson 85
TV: ESPNU — Dave Leno and Tim Welsh
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network (105.7 FM Baltimore and ESPN 980 AM Washington, D.C.) — Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche and Walt Williams
Student radio: WMUC Sports — Connor Newcomb and Jarred Belman
Spread: Maryland -22 (via Odds Shark)
What to watch for the Terps: Jared Nickens
With injuries decimating Maryland’s depth, Mark Turgeon has given more playing time to his reserves in recent games. Nickens made the most of his 47 combined minutes against Gardner-Webb and Catholic, going 6-of-8 on 3-pointers and scoring 20 total points. The Terps will continue to rely on the senior against the Knights to spell Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and co.
Nickens is just piling it on now pic.twitter.com/JIujRvKaEf
— Terps Watch (@TerpsWatch) December 13, 2017
What to watch for the Knights: Aggressive defense
For a 3-7 club that lost by 38 to Rutgers (yes, that Rutgers), Fairleigh Dickinson has had an OK defense this year. The team has forced 17.1 turnovers per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. Maryland’s had some well-documented problems with ball security this season, so the Terps better be careful when they take on the Knights.
Drinking game: drink every time Maryland commits a turnover.* * – Terps Watch can not be held responsible for alcohol poisoning. — Terps Watch (@TerpsWatch) November 28, 2017