Michigan State and Maryland play at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 4.
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Thursday, Jan. 4
Location: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.
Maryland-Michigan State basketball TV channel, online live stream
Michigan State and Maryland will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. You can stream the game on FOX Sports GO. Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery are on the call.
Maryland vs. Michigan State radio channel info
Maryland fans can find a broadcast on 105.7 FM in Baltimore, 980 AM in D.C. and Sirus XM channel 84. Johnny Holliday, Chris Knoche and Walt Williams are on the call.
Michigan State-Maryland basketball preview
The last time these teams played, Melo Trimble walked the Terps off with a buzzer-beating three-pointer.
We all remember what happened the last time @TerrapinHoops faced MSU.
— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) January 4, 2018
Trimble’s gone now, as is Justin Jackson, who is gone for the season with a torn labrum. Maryland will need its best from Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and the rest of its contributors. With Jackson and fellow power forward Ivan Bender both out for the season, the Terps don’t stack up well against an athletically superior Michigan State team.
Potential lottery picks Jaren Jackson and Michael Bridges have a chance to do some damage against Maryland’s bare frontcourt. Center Michal Cekovsky has proven adept at guarding centers, but protecting the rim against athletic talents like these will prove a tough challenge.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon only went eight players deep in Maryland’s 75-69 win over Penn State. He probably won’t be able to do that against Michigan State, which shows you how deep of a hole they’re in after the injuries to Jackson and Bender. Here’s the box score from that one:
KenPom’s rankings have Michigan State as the No. 2 team in the nation. Maryland’s at No. 33. KenPom also predicts a 73-62 Michigan State win.