Opponent: Bryant Bulldogs (8-4)
Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, MD
Tipoff: 12:00 p.m. EST, Sunday, Dec. 29
Last matchup: December 27, 2008– Maryland 72-51
Last game: Maryland lost to Seton Hall 52-48, Bryant defeated Dartmouth 64-60
Line: Maryland -21.5 per Oddsshark
Kenpom prediction: Maryland 82-60
TV: BTN— Drew Carter (play-by-play), Christy Winters Scott (analyst)
Stream: 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), Walt Williams (Analyst)
What to watch for Maryland: Can they bounce back from losses?
After starting the season 10-0 and rising to No. 3 in the nation, the Terps have suffered back-to-back road losses to Penn State and Seton Hall. In both games, Maryland was sloppy with the ball, turning the ball over a combined 37 times, and struggled shooting the ball. Returning to College Park to face off against the Bulldogs will provide the Terps a chance to get things back on track, before getting into the thick of their Big Ten schedule.
What to watch for Bryant: Do they stay hot?
The Bulldogs come into the matchup on Sunday at 8-4 and are on their second four-game winning streak of the season. Sunday’s matchup against the Terps is the Bulldog’s biggest test so far, and with a win, they would notch their first-ever win over a ranked opponent. It would also extend their winning streak to five games, which would be their longest winning streak since the 2012-13 season.