Opponent: No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (19-3, 14-3 Big Ten)
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tipoff: 11:30 a.m. EST, Friday, March 12
Last matchup: January 19, 2021 — Michigan 87-63
Last game: Maryland defeated Michigan State 68-57; Michigan lost to Michigan State 70-64
Line: Michigan -8.5 per OddsShark
TV: BTN- Brandon Gaudin (Play-by-Play), Shon Morris (Analyst), Rick Pizzo (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 (analyst)
What to watch for Maryland: Can the Terps slow down Michigan’s offense?
In Big Ten play, when Maryland holds its opponents to fewer than 65 points they are 9-4. When their opponents score 60 or more, the Terps are 1-7. Michigan’s offense has been held to fewer than 65 points just four times in Big Ten play this season, so Maryland will have a tough task on its hands. In the two meetings between the teams this year, Michigan has scored 84 and 87. Slowing down the Wolverines’ offense will be a tough task for Maryland, but will be crucial if the Terps are to win.
What to watch for Michigan: Well-balanced scoring
Michigan is averaging over 75 points per game this season, but no player on its roster is averaging more than 15 points per game. Instead, the Wolverines have six players averaging seven or more points per game, making their offense hard to slow-down. Hunter Dickinson, Isaiah Livers and Franz Wagner have been Michigan’s best scoring options this season, but supporting cast members Chaundee Brown, Eli Brooks and Mike Smith also have the ability to take over games and score in bunches.