After a brief and successful return home, Michigan State is back on the road. The Spartans head to Maryland on Tuesday, the fourth game in a stretch of four games out of five away from the Breslin Center, to face a team with an interim coach that’s taken a step back from previous years.
Who: No. 13 Michigan State (16-4, 7-2) vs. Maryland (11-10, 3-7)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Xfinity Center, College Park, Md.
Latest line: Michigan State -3 ½
HOW TO WATCH
TV Network: ESPN2 (Jason Benetti, Robbie Hummel)
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Major Cable Providers
Comcast: Channel 33/203(HD) | Streaming
Spectrum: Channel 35/771(HD) | Streaming
Dish: Channel 143 | Streaming
DIRECTV: Channel 209 | Streaming
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HOW TO LISTEN
Radio Network: Spartan Media Network
Affiliates: WJR-AM 760 Detroit; WJIM-AM 1240/WMMQ-FM 94.9 Lansing; 22 other Michigan-based affiliates listed on MSUSpartans.com
Live streaming: MSUSpartans.com | iPhone app | Android app
Satellite: Sirius Ch. 158; XM Ch. 195; SiriusXM.com Ch. 957
• Michigan State has won seven of the last 11 games against Maryland and two of its last three games in College Park, but the Terrapins won both games in the series last year by double digits.
• Danny Manning was named Maryland’s interim coach on Dec. 3 following the departure of Mark Turgeon. Manning, a standout player at Kansas, was previously the head coach at Tulsa and Wake Forest. Maryland is 6-7 since he took over.
• With four blocks against Michigan, Marcus Bingham Jr. passed Nick Ward, Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne to move into third place on the school’s career blocks list with 144. He needs three more blocks to pass Matt Costello and 10 more to pass Xavier Tillman and become the school’s career blocks leader.
• Maryland averages 20.4 free throw attempts per game, second in the Big Ten only to Purdue, and has hit 74.8 percent of those tries. Guard Russell Fatts (96 attempts) and Eric Ayala (84 attempts) have logged the most attempts.
• Ayala is Maryland’s leading scorer at 15.8 points per game and scored more than 20 points in both games against the Spartans last season. Russell, a transfer from Rhode Island, has averaged 13.0 points per game and forward Donta Scott has averaged 12.2 points and a team-best 6.5 rebounds.
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