Winners in four of their last five games, Maryland hits the road to face off against Minnesota on Saturday night. The Golden Gophers are currently last in the Big Ten's standings, with a 7-14 (1-10 record). Ben Johnson is in his second season as their head coach, and they've lost eight of their last nine games. Their only conference victory came on the road against Ohio State in mid-January.
Minnesota's offense has struggled all year long, and they're averaging just 62 points per game as a team. Sophomore forward Dawson Garcia leads the team in scoring, but has missed their last three games with a foot injury. Junior forward Jamison Battle averages 13 points per game, but is shooting an inefficient 37% from the field. Their only threat from beyond the arc is junior guard Ta'lon Cooper, but as a team they're shooting just 31% from three-point range.
Since joining the Big Ten, Maryland has lost to Minnesota just twice (in 2016 and 2017). The Terps are currently favored by 9.5 points in this game.
- Maryland: #30 (#46 AdjO, #26 AdjD; #280 AdjT)
- Minnesota: #201 (#263 AdjO, #132 AdjD; #289 AdjT)