Maryland began the week with a résumé-building win on the road against Wisconsin and will try to carry that momentum into its matchup with Michigan on Thursday in College Park, Md.
The teams are equal in terms of points scored on a per-possession basis — Michigan rates 27th in the country in that category and Maryland is 30th.
How the teams have gotten to their efficiency rating is different, as Maryland has a slower tempo but is 10th in the country in fewest turnovers per game while the Wolverines are committing nearly three more turnovers per game but rank 10th in the nation in 2-point field-goal shooting percentage and 30th in free-throw shooting percentage
Michigan will look to control things around the rim as it enters this game ranked second in the country in opponents’ 2-point field-goal shooting percentage and 14th in total rebound rate while Maryland has just one player who is pulling in more than five rebounds per game.
Riding high off a big win, Maryland (6-3 overall, 1-2 in the Big Ten) is in for a rude wake-up call from a Michigan bunch that has yet to suffer a loss (7-0 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten). The Wolverines come at the Terrapins with five players who average more than nine points per game, led by forward Isaiah Livers (15.4 ppg) and center Hunter Dickinson (15.3 ppg).
The play: Michigan, pick ’em.
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