No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball vs. Seton Hall: How to watch and what to watch for

Forward Jalen Smith goes up strong to the rim against Illinois in Maryland men's basketball's 59-58 win on Dec. 7, 2019. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)

Opponent: Seton Hall Pirates (6-4)

Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

Tipoff: 7 p.m. EST, Thursday, Dec. 19

Last matchup: Dec. 22, 2018 — Seton Hall 78-74

Last game: Maryland lost to Penn State 76-69, Seton Hall lost to Rutgers 68-48

Line: Maryland -5 per OddsShark

Kenpom prediction: Seton Hall 73-72

TV: FS1 — Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Jim Jackson (analyst)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network (105.7 FM Baltimore, 980 AM D.C., TuneIn Radio App) – Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Chris Knoche (analyst)

 

What to watch for Maryland: How will the Terps bounce back from their first loss?

After winning their first 10 games of the season, the Terps faltered on the road against now-No. 23 Penn State. Maryland looked sloppy that game, turning the ball over 20 times and shooting an abysmal 33.3% from the field. This game will serve as a testament as to what kind of team this Maryland squad is. Despite their injury woes, Seton Hall is a capable team, and the Terps will have to fully bounce back to get the road win.

What to watch for Seton Hall: How do the Pirates play without superstar Myles Powell?

Powell is one of the best players in all of college basketball. The superstar senior is averaging over 20 points per game but will miss the Maryland game due to a concussion. He went down early in Seton Hall’s matchup against Rutgers, and the Pirates went on to lose by 20. Head coach Kevin Willard will have to hope that some other players can step up to facilitate the offense.

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