Opponent: Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8, 11-8 Big Ten)
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tipoff: 2 p.m. EST, Saturday, Mar. 13
Last matchup: February 23, 2021 — Maryland 111-93
Last game: Maryland beat Northwestern 85-52, Iowa defeated Michigan State, 87-72
What to watch for Maryland: How will the Terps shoot from three-point range?
The Terps haven’t been spectacular from three-point range in the Big Ten tournament, shooting under 34 percent against Nebraska and Northwestern. Maryland was 15-22 from three-point range in their win against Iowa last month, led by Katie Benzan’s nine threes. Iowa has a dangerous offense so the Terps will need to improve their three-point shooting on Saturday to make sure the Hawkeyes don’t pull away.
What to watch for Iowa: Can Iowa slow Maryland down?
Maryland’s historic offense has put up nearly 90 points per game. The last time these teams matched up, the Terps scored 111 points in 40 minutes. Iowa scored 93 points of their own but never came close to defeating the Terps. If Iowa has any shot to win on Saturday, they will need to slow down the dangerous Terps offense a little bit, at the very least.