Opponent: No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (15-4, 9-4 Big Ten)
Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Tipoff: 9:00 EST, Monday, February 8
Last matchup: February 23, 2020 — Ohio State 79-72
Last game: Maryland lost to Penn State 55-50; Ohio State defeated Iowa 89-85
Line: Ohio State -3 per OddsShark
TV: FS1 — Brandon Gaudin (Play-by-Play), Bill Raftery (Analyst)
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 (analyst)
What to watch for Maryland: Will Maryland continue its odd play against ranked opponents?
In its 12 conference games this season, nine of Maryland’s opponents have been ranked. The Terps are 4-5 in those games and 0-3 in games against unranked opponents. Given Maryland’s last game was an ugly loss to a struggling Penn State, all signs should be pointed to an Ohio State win. However, due to the weird nature of this college basketball season, especially Maryland’s, all of that means nothing.
What to watch for Ohio State: E.J. Liddell
E.J. Liddell has been one of the most improved players on the Buckeyes’ roster from a year ago. The sophomore power forward is averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds per game, after averaging 7 and 4 a year ago. Liddell has scored double digits in six consecutive games and has scored more than 20 in four of those games.