No. 12 Maryland men’s basketball vs. No. 11 Ohio State: How to watch and what to watch for

Maryland basketball defeated Ohio State 67-55 at Xfinity Center on Jan. 7, 2020. (I'Shea Boyd/The Diamondback)

Opponent: Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3, 1-2 Big Ten)

Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland

Tipoff: 7 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 7

Last matchup: Feb. 23, 2019 — Maryland 72-62

Last game: Maryland defeated Indiana 75-59, Ohio State lost to Wisconsin 61-57

Line: Maryland -3 per OddsShark

Kenpom prediction: Maryland 67-66

TV: ESPN — Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Dan Dakich (analyst), Molly McGrath (sideline)

Streaming: WatchESPN

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 contain Kaleb Wesson?

The No. 11 Buckeyes have already beaten North Carolina, Villanova, Kentucky and Penn State and are one of the best teams in a loaded Big Ten. Ohio State is led by forward Kaleb Wesson, who leads the team in points per game (14.7), rebounds per game (9.3) and blocks per game (1.4). In order for the Terps to defeat the Buckeyes, they’ll need to stay glued to Wesson.

What to watch for Ohio State: Plenty of depth

There are eight Buckeyes who average at least 7.2 points per game, yet only two of them Wesson and Duane Washington Jr. average double figures. Even when these two are sitting at the same time, Ohio State will still feature scoring threats all over the court. Look for D.J. Carton and CJ Walker to make an impact Tuesday night.

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