Opponent: Michigan State Spartans (13-9, 7-9 Big Ten)
Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Tipoff: 2:00 EST, Sunday, February 28
Last matchup: February 29, 2020 — Michigan State 78-66
Last game: Maryland defeated Rutgers 68-59; Michigan State defeated Ohio State 71-67
Line: Maryland -3, per OddsShark
TV: CBS- Kevin Harlan (Play-by-Play), Dan Bonner (Analyst)
Stream:CBS All Access
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: Team defense
A big part of Maryland’s four-game winning streak has been the team’s defense. The Terps have held three of their last four opponents to under 60 points. Michigan State’s offense has started to find life in the Spartans’ three-game winning streak, so Maryland will have its hands full. Darryl Morsell will likely be tasked with guarding Aaron Henry, who has averaged over 19 points per game in his last eight contests.
What to watch for Michigan State: Aaron Henry
As mentioned above, Aaron Henry has been on fire for Michigan State recently. The junior wing entered the year with many expecting him to take a jump, and he has within the last month. After struggling with consistency towards the start of the season, Henry has become the focal point of the Spartans’ late-season surge. Darryl Morsell, Aaron Wiggins and the rest of Maryland’s defense will have a tough task on its hands.