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Wisconsin vs. Maryland: how to watch and open thread

The Badgers return home to take on No. 17 Maryland in a huge game in the B1G standings.

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The Wisconsin Badgers (10-6 overall, 3-2 B1G) are back in action on Tuesday night against the No. 17 Maryland Terrapins (13-3 overall, 3-2 B1G) at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

You can find some preview material linked below. Two Q&A’s, one posted here on B5Q and then the other one on Testudo Times with answers from Drew. There is also this week’s new B1G Power Rankings that, until things steady out in conference play, should be pretty volatile.

Maryland comes into this game having just suffered their worst loss of the season, an 18-point pantsing at Iowa, and looking to get back on track in the ultra competitive B1G. The Badgers, having just beaten a ranked Penn State team on the road but also still recovering form blowing the Illinois game at home, will be looking for some measure of consistency between games.

How to watch/listen

TV: ESPN2, 8:00 p.m., CT, Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich

Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio/Satellite: 1310 AM, Sirius 83, XM 83; Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas

Live stats: Here!

Arena: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Line: Wisconsin -3.5

KenPom Wisconsin win percentage: 55%

Fun facts (according to the media guides)

  • Maryland and Wisconsin have met four times over the past two seasons, splitting the series in that span. Anthony Cowan Jr. averaged 17.8 points and 3.3 assists over those four games, and scored more than 20 points in both of the wins. Eric Ayala averaged 14.5 points in last year’s two matchups.
  • Junior Brad Davison has scored in double figures in each of his four meetings with Maryland, averaging 14.3 ppg against the Terps. Davison scored a game-high 21 points (4-6 3FGs) in the most recent meeting between UW and UM.
  • Tuesday’s game will be the 17th meeting between Wisconsin and Maryland in a series that dates back to 1931. The Badgers lead the all-time series, 9-6, including a record of 4-1 in Madison.
  • UW and UM are meeting for the ninth time since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten and have split each of the eight games.
  • The Badgers have held Maryland to an average of just 60.8 ppg (with a high of 68 points) in the eight games since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten.
  • The Terrapins are 11-0 when scoring at least 70 points, and have been credited for their stifling defense this year. Maryland has held its opponent under 40-percent shooting in all three B1G wins.
  • The Badgers rank No. 25 in the NET Rankings (as of Jan. 13), which also ranks UW as having the 4th-toughest schedule in the nation. Maryland ranks No. 17 in the NET.
  • Wisconsin ranks 11th in the NCAA shooting 77.4% (206-for-266) at the free throw line this season (avg. 16.6 FTAs/game). The Terps rank second in the conference in free throws made (275) and attempted (381), and rank third in fewest fouls (15.1/g).
  • Junior Micah Potter recorded his first double-double as a Badger with career highs in points (24) and rebounds (13). Potter was an efficient 9-for-14 FG, including a career high four 3-pointers.

Probable starters


  • D’Mitrik Trice, redshirt junior, guard, No. 0
  • Aleem Ford, redshirt junior, forward, No. 2
  • Kobe King, redshirt sophomore, guard, No. 23
  • Brad Davison, junior, guard, No. 34
  • Nate Reuvers, junior, forward, No. 35


  • Anthony Cowan, Jr., senior, guard, No. 1
  • Aaron Wiggins, sophomore, forward, No. 2
  • Eric Ayala, sophomore, guard, No. 5
  • Donta Scott, freshman, forward, No. 24
  • Jalen Smith, sophomore, center, No. 25