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Michigan State Routs Maryland for 14th Straight Win, 91-61

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Michigan State used a balanced offensive attack on Thursday night, as 10 players scored at least two points in their 91-61 win over Maryland. (Source: Kirthmon F. Dozier – Detroit Free Press) (Header: Kirthmon F. Dozier – Detroit Free Press)

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The year may have changed to 2018, but Thursday night yielded the same result for the Michigan State Spartans, who picked up their 14th straight win with a 91-61 rout of the Maryland Terrapins inside the Breslin Center.

Michigan State came into the night riding a 13-game winning streak which started following their loss at the 2017 Champions Classic to the Duke Blue Devils. Their streak has seen them ascend to the top spot in both the Coaches Poll and the AP Poll, and they were eager to prove they deserved the ranking against a short-handed Maryland team.

The Spartans had also scored 100 or more points in four straight games, but it’s always tough to do that against the stiff competition of the Big Ten Conference. They came close, but they didn’t need to score 100 points to win big.

Four Spartans scored in double figures on the night, led by sophomore forward Nick Ward, who had 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Ten of the 12 players who saw action on Friday scored at least two points for the Green and White, who improved to 15-1 on the season with their win over the Terrapins. Continue reading Michigan State Routs Maryland for 14th Straight Win, 91-61

Michigan State Basketball: Previewing the Maryland Terrapins

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With season-ending injuries to both Justin Jackson and Ivan Bender in the last week, Kevin Huerter will likely see an increased role on offense for Maryland moving forwards. (Source: USA Today Sports)

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A pair teams on lengthy winning streaks will go head-to-head on Thursday night, as the top-ranked Michigan State Spartans welcome the Maryland Terrapins to the Breslin Center for a Big Ten showdown.

After their loss to the Duke Blue Devils at the 2017 Champions Classic, the Spartans have won 13 straight games. They have topped the 100-point mark in each of their last four games, and are on quite the roll on both ends of the floor. Michigan State is the top-ranked team in the country for the fourth time under head coach Tom Izzo, and the Spartans plan to stay there for a while.

On the flip side, the Terrapins come into the day riding a seven game winning streak of their own. Two of the games were decided by six or fewer points, and both of those wins came against Big Ten opponents. Maryland has a huge opportunity in front of them on Thursday, as a win over the Spartans would cement the Terrapins as legitimate conference title contenders.

The teams met just once last season, with Michigan State picking up a 63-60 victory at home in the regular season finale. Maryland will look to exact some revenge on the Spartans, while Michigan State will look to continue their dominance this season.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Thursday night’s battle between the Terrapins and Spartans.
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Terrapins cruise past Maryland Eastern Shore, 96-43

Jared Nickens was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field on Sunday night, recording 15 points in the Terrapins’ 96-43 win over Maryland Eastern Shore. (Source: Testudo Times) (Header: Baltimore Sun)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The depth for the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks was tested on Sunday night, and it didn’t go well.

Eastern Shore hasn’t been dealt the best of hands to start the 2017-18 season. The list of injuries keeps growing with each passing day, and the depth of the team will be tested all season long. On Sunday, the Hawks took on the Maryland Terrapins, a day after news broke that guard Ryan Andino would be sitting out 2017-18 as a redshirt.

The Hawks went into battle with the Terrapins without another guard in the lineup, as Logan McIntosh missed the game due to an injury sustained in the Hawks’ season-opening win over Valley Forge on Friday night.

With the Hawks battling injuries, Eastern Shore’s six-game road swing didn’t get off on the right foot. Maryland seized control from the outset, and never took their foot off the gas.

The Terrapins shot 61.1% from the floor as a team on Sunday night, and they cruised to the 96-43 victory over the Hawks, moving to 2-0 on the year in the process. Continue reading Terrapins cruise past Maryland Eastern Shore, 96-43