No. 17 Maryland men’s basketball vs. Wisconsin: How to watch and what to watch for

Guard Anthony Cowan leaps to attempt a layup during Maryland’s 64-60 win over Wisconsin at Xfinity Center on Jan. 14, 2019. (Corey Hart/The Diamondback)

Opponent: Wisconsin Badgers (10-6, 3-2 Big Ten)

Location: Kohl Center, Madison, WI

Tipoff: 9 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 14

Last matchup: February 1, 2019– Wisconsin 69-61

Last game: Maryland lost to Iowa 67-49, Wisconsin defeated Penn State 58-49

Line: Wisconsin -2.5, per Oddsshark

TV: ESPN2 — Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Dan Dakich (analyst)

Stream: 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)

What to watch for Maryland: Does their play on the road improve?

The Terps have gotten off to a 13-3 start this season, but they are 0-3 in road games so far, suffering losses to Penn State, Seton Hall and Iowa. In those games, the Terps have turned the ball over more than 50 times combined, and have shot just 50/161 from the field. Slow starts have plagued Maryland throughout the season, especially on the road, and if they get into a hole early against a Wisconsin team that has beaten Penn State and Ohio State already this season, they could potentially fall to 0-4 on the road.

What to watch for Wisconsin: Do they defend home court?

The Big Ten has been very competitive so far during conference play, with multiple upsets across the conference. The Badgers have gone 3-2 so far in Big Ten play and have already beaten a highly ranked Ohio State team. The Terps provide another chance for the Badgers to secure an early statement win, and home-court advantage could play a crucial role in the game’s outcome.

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