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Northwestern @ Maryland

Current Records: Northwestern 5-2; Maryland 5-3

What to Know

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Maryland Terrapins will face off in a Big Ten clash at noon ET Dec. 5 at Xfinity Center. These two teams are looking to take out their frustrations on one another after having lost close ones recently.

It was close but no cigar for Northwestern as they fell 77-73 to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons last Tuesday. Forward Pete Nance (15 points) was the top scorer for the Wildcats.

Speaking of close games: Maryland was close but no cigar this past Wednesday as they fell 62-58 to the Virginia Tech Hokies. Guard Fatts Russell had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only eight points on 2-for-10 shooting in his 38 minutes on the court.

Northwestern is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Northwestern is now 5-2 while Maryland sits at 5-3. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Wildcats rank seventh in college basketball when it comes to turnovers per game, with only 8.9 on average. Less enviably, the Terrapins are stumbling into the matchup with the 52nd fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 11.6 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Xfinity Center -- College Park, Maryland
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $23.95


The Terrapins are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Terrapins, as the game opened with the Terrapins as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: 103

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Series History

Maryland have won eight out of their last ten games against Northwestern.

  • Mar 03, 2021 - Northwestern 60 vs. Maryland 55
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Maryland 76 vs. Northwestern 67
  • Jan 21, 2020 - Maryland 77 vs. Northwestern 66
  • Jan 29, 2019 - Maryland 70 vs. Northwestern 52
  • Feb 19, 2018 - Maryland 71 vs. Northwestern 64
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Maryland 73 vs. Northwestern 57
  • Mar 10, 2017 - Northwestern 72 vs. Maryland 64
  • Feb 15, 2017 - Maryland 74 vs. Northwestern 64
  • Jan 19, 2016 - Maryland 62 vs. Northwestern 56
  • Jan 02, 2016 - Maryland 72 vs. Northwestern 59

Injury Report for Maryland

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Northwestern

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