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The “A RAC-ing Senior night” Game Thread: No. 9 Maryland at Rutgers

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The Scarlet Knights look to pull off a season changing upset. Find out how to watch, game preview and join during the action.

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No. 9 Maryland (23-6; 13-5) at Rutgers (18-11; 9-9)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC (8,000) in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin, Stephen Bardo & Andy Katz

Stream: Fox Sports App

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/XM 384; Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Justin Sontupe and Jake Ostrove

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers 32nd: Maryland 10th; Rutgers stayed even after last week’s loss at Penn State. The Terps dropped one spot after Saturday’s home loss to Michigan State.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 107.2 (79th) Defense 90.3 (9th); Maryland - Offense 112.5 (24th) Defense 91.3 (17th)

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 66 Maryland 65. Rutgers is given a 52% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Rutgers -1

Series History: Maryland leads the all-time series 11-3, including a 56-51 victory at home in early February this season. Rutgers has never beaten the Terps since joining the Big Ten (0-8).

SB Nation’s Maryland Site: Testudo Times

Key Contributors

Maryland - 6’0” senior Anthony Cowan Jr. (16.1 points, 4.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 steal); 6’10” sophomore Jalen Smith (15.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 53.6 FG%, 38.0 3-pt FG%); 6’6” sophomore Aaron Wiggins (10.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists); 6’5” junior Darryl Morsell (8.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists); 6’5” sophomore Eric Ayala (8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists); 6’7” freshman Donta Scott (6.2 points, 3.9 rebounds); 6’8” sophomore Ricky Lindo Jr. (1.9 points, 1.9 rebounds)

Rutgers - 6’6” sophomore Ron Harper Jr. (12.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists); 6’4” junior Geo Baker (10.6 points, 3.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals); 6’6” senior Akwasi Yeboah (9.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 36.0% 3-pt FG); 6’2” junior Jacob Young (8.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists. 1.0 steal); 6’10” sophomore Myles Johnson (7.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 60.4% FG); 6’7” sophomore Caleb McConnell (7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists); 6’4” sophomore Montez Mathis (7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steal); 6’6” freshman Paul Mulcahy (3.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 55.4% FG); 6’9” senior Shaq Carter (3.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 57.7% FG)

GAME PREVIEW

It’s senior night for Akwasi Yeboah, Shaq Carter and Joey Downes. It’s hopefully the last home game of the season. NCAA Tournament hopes are on the line for Rutgers while Maryland can clinch a share of the Big Ten title with a win. The entire conference will be watching and the BTN pregame show will broadcast live from the RAC. March tips off with a monster game for Rutgers basketball. Let’s hope they can seize the moment and take another step forward in a season of progress so far. Join us in the comment section during the game and follow us on Twitter at OTB_SBNation for live commentary.