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Indiana Hoosiers vs. Maryland Terrapins Pick & Prediction JAN 29TH 2022

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OPENNER
135.5

-1.5 -110
CURRENT
135.5o -105

-125
MONEYLINE
+105

68
SCORE
55

Maryland is in the midst of its best stretch of basketball in Big Ten play this season, having won three of its past five games.

The Terrapins (11-9, 3-6 Big Ten) will look to continue that positive momentum on Saturday when they host Indiana in College Park, Md.

Maryland is coming off a 68-60 win Tuesday night at Rutgers, a game in which the starting backcourt duo of Eric Ayala (22 points) and Fatts Russell (23) combined for 45 points. The Terrapins sank 12 3-pointers, with Ayala going 5 for 9 from beyond the arc.

"When we get the guards to score like this, we're a dangerous team," Maryland interim coach Danny Manning said.

Maryland also has played better defensively of late, holding its past two opponents to an average of 62.5 points per game.

"Our team is continuing to grow, continuing to develop," Manning said. "And we've gotten better."

Ayala (16.3 points per game) and Russell (13.1) are two of three Maryland scorers averaging in double figures this season, along with forward Donta Scott (12.5).

Indiana (15-5, 6-4) is coming off a 74-57 win over Penn State. Point guard Xavier Johnson paced the Hoosiers with 19 points and six assists in the win and has been playing at a high level of late, averaging 17.0 points and 4.7 assists over his past three games.

"He is getting everybody involved, and also getting himself involved when he needs to," Indiana forward Race Thompson said. "He really helps set the pace of the game, and then again, it starts for him on defense."

The Hoosiers are back on the road after a three-game homestand. Indiana is 1-4 on the road this season, with the lone road win coming in its last road game Jan. 17 at Nebraska.

"We'll put a game plan together, and we've got to commit ourselves for 40 minutes to go down there and get a win," Indiana coach Mike Woodson said. "It's not going to be easy, but we're capable of winning on the road. We proved that in Nebraska."

Indiana leads the all-time series 9-8, though Maryland has won three of the past four meetings between the two schools.

--Field Level Media

PREDICTION
Indiana Hoosiers
67
66
Maryland Terrapins

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Maryland Terrapins Recap JAN 29TH 2022

At College Park, Md., Race Thompson had 18 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and Trayce Jackson-Davis added 17 points, lifting Indiana to a 68-55 win over Maryland.

The Hoosiers (16-5, 7-4 Big Ten) won for the fourth time in their last five games and improved to 2-4 on the road this season. Xavier Johnson added 8 points and 9 assists for Indiana and Trey Galloway had 8 points, 2 steals and 2 assists off the bench.

Indiana led by seven points at halftime and extended its lead to as many as 18 points in the second half, going up 66-48 on a 3-pointer by Khristian Lander with 4:28 remaining.

Hakim Hart led Maryland (11-10, 3-7) with 15 points, with Qudus Wahab adding 12 points. The Terrapins struggled all afternoon from the perimeter, shooting just 6 for 27 (22.2 percent) from 3-point range

Jackson-Davis scored 12 points in the first half, helping Indiana take a 33-26 halftime lead in a first half that included one tie and nine lead changes.

Maryland scored the game's first eight points, going up 8-0 on a jumper by Wahab. But Indiana answered with a 13-0 run fueled by defense, holding Maryland scoreless for a 5:49 left.

A 3-pointer from Thompson gave Indiana its first lead, 9-8, and the Hoosiers went up 13-8 on a fast break layup by Galloway.

The Terrapins regained the lead, 18-17, on a 3-pointer by Ayala with 8:39 left in the half. The game remained tight the next four minutes before Indiana closed the half with a 10-0 run.

Down 26-23, back-to-back dunks from Jackson-Davis and Galloway put Indiana up 27-26. Another inside basket from Jackson-Davis put Indiana up 29-26, and off a feed from Johnson, Jackson-Davis recorded another dunk with one second left in the half, putting Indiana up 33-26 at halftime.

The Hoosiers shot 41.9 percent from the field in the first half, while holding Maryland to 29 percent (9-31) from the field.

--Field Level Media

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