Opponent: Purdue Boilermakers (5-3, 0-1 Big Ten)
Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 6
Last matchup: Jan. 31, 2018 in West Lafayette — Purdue 75, Maryland 67
Last game: Maryland beat Penn State 66-59 on Sunday, Purdue lost to No. 7 Michigan 76-57 on Saturday
Odds: Purdue -8.0, per Oddsshark
Kenpom prediction: Purdue wins 78-71
TV: BTN — Kevin Kugler (Play-by-play) and Jon Crispin (Analyst)
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network — Johnny Holliday (Play-by-play) and Chris Knoche (Analyst) — 105.7FM (Baltimore), 980AM (DC)
What to watch for Maryland: Free throws
Maryland has shot 41 free throws in its last two games, which is a lot. However, the Terps have only made 28 of those shots, good for just over 68 percent over those last two games. The missed free throws kept Penn State in the game, and kept Maryland from coming all the way back against Virginia. If Maryland can get to the line and get that percentage closer to 80 percent, Mark Turgeon’s team can pull off the road upset.
What to watch for Purdue: Shooting from deep
The Boilermakers have made 91 3-pointers in eight games this season, which leads the Big Ten. They are also one of of only two teams in the country that have two players (Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline) with 25 or more made threes this year. Edwards is shooting 38.2 percent from deep, but Cline has been especially great, making 45.6 percent of his deep shots this year. Last season, Purdue came into Xfinity Center and beat the Terps by making 45 percent of their threes, so Mark Turgeon will be very familiar with the Boilermakers’ ability to get hot behind the arc.