No. 15 Maryland men’s basketball vs. No. 18 Iowa: How to watch and what to watch for

Guard Aaron Wiggins attempts a 3-pointer during Maryland men's basketball's 77-66 win over Northwestern on Jan. 21, 2020 at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)

Opponent: No. 18 Iowa Hawkeyes (15-5, 6-3 Big Ten)

Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland

Tipoff: 8:30 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 30

Last matchup: January 10, 2020– Iowa 67-49

Last game: Maryland defeated Indiana 77-76, Iowa defeated Wisconsin 68-62

Line: Maryland -5.5, per Oddsshark

TV: BTN — Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Olivia Dekker (Sideline)

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 (Sideline)

What to watch for Maryland: Do they continue their recent success?

The Terps have won three straight games, including Sunday’s thrilling 77-76 win over Indiana on the road. The Terps have excelled at home so far this season, going 11-0. Facing off against an Iowa team ranked in the top 20 that beat them earlier this month, it will represent one of the Terps’ bigger tests to date, and the outcome could be a sign of things to come for Maryland as the regular season begins to wrap up.

What to watch for Iowa: How do they play in a tough environment?

The Hawkeyes have gotten off to a 15-5 start this season, but four of their five losses have come on the road. Coming into College Park for Thursday night’s matchup, The Hawkeyes will look to put together a strong performance, primarily led by Luke Garza, whose play has stood out so far this season. Facing off against a Maryland team that hasn’t lost at home yet this season, it will take a strong effort across the board in order to continue their win streak and complete the regular-season sweep over the Terps.

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