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The “Turtle Sweep” Game Thread: Maryland at Rutgers

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Maryland (13-10; 7-9) at Rutgers (12-8; 8-8)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Kevin Kugler and Brian Butch

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/Sirius 372/XM 372, Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Troy DeSavino, Raj Shah

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers is 26, which is the same as before a 7 point loss at Michigan on Thursday. Maryland is 33, which is one spot worse since a 8 point win over Nebraska on Wednesday.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 111.1 (56th) Defense 90.5 (13th); Maryland Offense 111.7 (48th) Defense 93.7 (34th)

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 67 Maryland 63. Rutgers is given a 64% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Rutgers -4.5

Series History: Maryland leads the all-time series 11-5, but Rutgers has won the past two meetings including a 74-60 road win this season on December

Maryland SB Nation Site: Testudo Times

Key Contributors

Maryland - 6’5” junior Eric Ayala (14.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 35.6% 3-pt FG); 6’6” junior Aaron Wiggins (13.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 32.7% 3-pt FG); 6’7” sophomore Donta Scott (11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 51.9% FG, 45.3% 3-pt FG); 6’5” senior Darryl Morsell (8.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists); 6’6” sophomore Hakim Hart (7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 32.4% 3-pt FG); 6’8” junior Jarius Hamilton (7.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 41.2% 3-pt FG); 6’9” Galin Smith (4.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 58.8% FG)

Rutgers - 6’6” junior Ron Harper Jr. (16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 32.4% 3-pt FG); 6’2” senior Jacob Young (14.2 points, 3.4 assists, 1.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 40.4% 3-pt FG); 6’4” Geo Baker (9.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals); 6’4” junior Montez Mathis (9.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 34.5 % 3-pt FG); 6’10” redshirt junior Myles Johnson (8.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.2 steals, 67.0% FG); 6’7” junior Caleb McConnell (6.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals); 6’6” sophomore Paul Mulcahy (5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 37.1% 3-pt FG); 6’11” Cliff Omoruyi (4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 68.4% FG)

Game Preview

Rutgers has a major opportunity to sweep Maryland in the season series, solidify its position in the top half of the Big Ten and move one step closer to earning an NCAA Tournament bid. A lot is on the line and if the Scarlet Knights can defend the way they are capable of, victory should be the final result. Join us in the comment section during the game.