No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball vs. Rutgers: How to watch and what to watch for
Guard Darryl Morsell sprints past Luka Garza for a layup during Maryland men's basketball's 82-72 win over Iowa on Jan. 30, 2020 at Xfinity Center. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)
Opponent: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-6, 7-4 Big Ten)
Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Tipoff: 7 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 4
Last matchup: Jan. 5, 2019 — Maryland 77-63
Last game: Maryland defeated Iowa 82-72, Rutgers lost to Michigan 69-63
Line: Maryland -7.5 per OddsShark
TV: FS1 — Tim Brando (play-by-play), Len Elmore (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), Walt Williams (sideline)
What to watch for Maryland: Jalen Smith and Anthony Cowan
Maryland’s star-studded duo has been impressive as of late, helping the Terps surge to a four-game winning streak. The two have combined to win back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Week honors and will be looking to continue their stellar form. Smith has racked up four consecutive double-doubles, averaging 22.5 points and 11.5 rebounds during that span. Cowan is coming off a career-high 31 point performance against Iowa where he also dished out six assists and grabbed six rebounds.
What to watch for Rutgers: How do they play away from home
Only two Big Ten teams have won all of their home games: Maryland and Rutgers. At home, the Scarlet Knights are 14-0, with marquee wins over Seton Hall, Penn State, Wisconsin and Purdue. Away from the RAC, Rutgers has struggled. They are just 1-4, with their lone win coming against Nebraska. Rutgers is fresh off a neutral site loss to Michigan, meaning they will only be more determined to grab a signature road victory over a top 10 team.