Minnesota basketball plays Maryland in a Big Ten game at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 18. Both teams own 14-6 overall records this season.
Both teams have also played seven conference games to this point and have gone 3-4, respectively. With the sub-.500 play in conference, both Minnesota and Maryland are tied for seventh in the Big Ten standings.
Minnesota-Maryland basketball score: Live updates, stats
Minnesota-Maryland basketball: Time, how to watch online
Minnesota basketball plays Maryland at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 18. The game is being televised on FS1.
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Date: Thursday, Jan. 18
TV channel: FS1
Minnesota-Maryland basketball: Radio information
Minnesota’s game against Maryland is on the Gopher Radio Network.
Minnesota-Maryland basketball: Preview
Minnesota’s season to this point has had its ups and downs. To start the year, the Golden Gophers were 7-0 and then lost three of its next four games.
Following that skid, the team went 5-0, but went on a three-game losing streak before winnings its last game in overtime. Minnesota’s Amir Coffey was sidelined with a shoulder injury on Jan. 6 and one of the team’s bigs — Reggie Lynch — is facing suspension due to sexual misconduct.
The Golden Gophers are currently 3-4 in Big Ten play and will have a chance to get back to .500 in its game against the Terrapins. Jordan Murphy leads the team in both points (18.1) and rebounds (12.1) per game this season.
Five total players are averaging over 10 points per game for the team, but Coffey and Lynch make up two of those five. The meeting between these two teams on Jan. 18 will be its only meeting of the regular season.
Maryland is currently 3-4 in Big Ten play as well, but began the season with a 5-0 record and lost three of its next four. Much like Minnesota, the Terrapins responded to its losing ways by winning its next seven games, but have again lost three of its last four to Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan, respectively.
The Terrapins lost guard Melo Trimble over the offseason, but its next three leading scorers returned and are all sophomores in Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson. Those three make up three of the top four scorers again and freshman big Bruno Fernando is third on the team in scoring.
Jackson however hasn’t played since Dec. 7 and is out for the rest of the season with a torn labrum.