The Terps and Spartans clash Saturday night for the first time this season.
Maryland enters the game as heavy favorites.
Maryland looks to build upon its lead at the top of the Big Ten.
Cowan got into foul trouble, but the Terps remained composed against Illinois.
"[We] kind of slowed them down a little bit.”
Guard Anthony Cowan contributed a game-high 20 points.
The guard's 11 second-half points — including two clutch free throws — sealed Maryland's win.
Seeking their fifth straight win, the Terps meet the Scarlet Knights.
Hawkeyes center Luka Garza — the Big Ten's leading scorer — picked up two early fouls, limiting his impact.
The Terps lost to the Hawkeyes earlier this season in Iowa City.