No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball vs. Northwestern: How to watch and what to watch for

Forward Jalen Smith hangs on the rim after a dunk during Maryland men's basketball's 77-66 win over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois, on Jan. 21, 2020. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)

Opponent: Northwestern Wildcats (6-18, 1-13 Big Ten)

Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland

Tipoff: 8 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 18

Last matchup: January 21, 2020 — Maryland 77-66

Last game: Maryland defeated Michigan State 67-60, Northwestern lost to No. 9 Penn State, 77-61

Line: Maryland -14 per OddsShark

TV: BTN — Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Robbie Hummel (analyst)

Stream: BTN+

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: Do they extend their win streak?

The Terps have won eight straight games in conference play entering Tuesday’s matchup, their longest conference win streak since 2002. Facing a Northwestern team that has only won a single game in Big Ten play, Maryland will look to add another win to the resume, and increase their current win streak to nine.

What to watch for Northwestern: Do they secure their first conference road win?

While Maryland has had a very successful season so far, Northwestern hasn’t seen the same fate, going 6-18 so far. While they haven’t had a lot of wins, they still have played many conference opponents tight. Coming in the contest with a chance to play spoiler may only provide extra motivation as the Wildcats search for their first road win in conference play.

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