Michigan State looks for home win vs No. 9 Maryland
No. 9 Maryland (20-4, 10-3) vs. Michigan State (17-8, 9-5)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Michigan State looks for its fourth straight win over No. 9 Maryland at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. The last victory for the Terrapins at Michigan State was a 68-66 win on Dec. 30, 2014.
TEAM LEADERS: Jalen Smith and Anthony Cowan Jr. have led the Terrapins. Smith is averaging 15.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while Cowan is putting up 16.3 points and 4.6 assists per game. The Spartans have been led by Xavier Tillman and Cassius Winston. Tillman has averaged 13.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks while Winston has put up 17.6 points and 5.5 assists per game.
CREATING OFFENSE: Cowan has made or assisted on 46 percent of all Maryland field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 26 field goals and 30 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Michigan State is 0-5 this year when it scores 66 points or fewer and 17-3 when it scores at least 67.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Spartans are 11-0 when they hold opposing teams to 62 points or fewer and 6-8 when opponents exceed 62 points. The Terrapins are 16-0 when they score at least 72 points and 4-4 on the year when falling short of 72.
STOUT STATE: Michigan State has held opposing teams to 37.5 percent shooting from the field this year, the lowest percentage among all Division I teams.
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