No. 17 Maryland Men's Basketball vs Indiana Prediction, Preview

Andy Kwong

Date & Time: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1PM EST

Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana

TV Channel: CBS

The Terrapins (15-4) are set to play the Indiana Hoosiers (15-4) again in an in-conference rematch at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

Maryland is coming off a miraculous comeback win against Northwestern in a 77-66 victory after trailing by 14 in the half. The win snapped the Terrapins' winless streak on the road.

Indiana pulled off a big upset in their last win against No. 11 Michigan State. The Hoosiers have proven to be very dangerous at home.

The Terrapins are still ranked No. 17 on the AP Top 25 poll and hope to build on their success on the road. No team should underestimate a re-surging Terps squad led by Anthony Cowan Jr and Jalen "Stix" Smith. 

Get to know the opponent

HC Archie Miller

Miller is coaching in his third season with the Hoosiers. He has a 50-35 record since being hired as Indiana's head coach in 2017. Prior to his time at Indiana, he was a head coach of Dayton for six seasons. He took the Flyers to four-straight NCAA tournaments.

F Trayce Jackson-Davis

The 6-foot-9 245-pound freshman out of Greenwood, Indiana is have an impressive season in his first year with the team, despite his decreased production since the last time he played Maryland. He leads the Hoosiers in three major stat categories, averaging 14.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks through 19 games. His 61.7 field goal percentage is the best on the team. 

Their last matchup

Maryland was the dominant team from start to finish in their previous matchup earlier this month. They led 28-20 going into half time and closed out the game 75-59 at the Xfinity Center. Jalen Smith had one of his best performances that game, scoring 19 points and nabbing eight rebounds. The Terrapins limited Jackson-Davis to only seven points.

Prediction

This game could get ugly very fast for the Terrapins. Keep in mind this Maryland team was trailing 10-0 at the start of the game against a struggling Northwestern team. Indiana is by far better than Northwestern. If the Hoosiers get out of the gate strong and lead by halftime, the Terrapins will not be able to win. Maryland is one of the worst teams when playing on the road.

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