The Maryland Terrapins visit Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey on Saturday to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a Big Ten showdown. Maryland improved to 11-3 on the season with a 74-72 win over Nebraska on Wednesday. Jalen Smith hit a layup with just 3.8 seconds remaining to break a tie giving the Terrapins a big win over the No. 24 ranked Cornhuskers.
Rutgers raised its record to 7-5 on the season following a 70-55 win over Maine. The Scarlet Knights were led by freshman Myles Johnson with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the first double-double of his collegiate career. Rutgers is 0-2 in the Big Ten this season.
Anthony Cowan Jr. is the leading scorer and the leader in assists for Maryland with averages of 16.5 points and 4.4 assists per game. Bruno Fernando is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 14.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. As a team, Maryland is shooting 48.1% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point territory.
Eugene Omoruyi is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for Rutgers with averages of 16.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Geo Baker is second in scoring and first in assists with averages of 13.9 points and 5.0 assists per game. Rutgers is shooting 41.0% from the field and 31.3% from 3-point territory.