Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Ohio State basketball: 6 quick thoughts for beating Maryland

Ohio State basketball: 6 quick thoughts for beating Maryland

While the confidence is high in College Park, the Terps await an Ohio State team that has just beaten Michigan State, a team that Maryland struggled to contain just a week ago.

It was reported by Roman Stubbs of the Washington Post that guard Dion Wiley will miss the game after suffering a concussion Sunday in Maryland's win over Iowa.

Last season, these two teams played each other twice in the regular season (Jan. 31 and February 11) with Maryland taking both meetings 77-71 and 86-77 respectively.

Obi got extended minutes against Michigan State due to Maryland's foul trouble, but only grabbed two rebounds and attempted no shots in 16 minutes of play. He scored 11 points, going 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

With Campbell's announcement, Ohio State will have eight of 11 starters returning on offense next season.

Ohio State pass-catchers accounted for 287 catches and 39 touchdowns in 2017, and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return players who accounted for 89 percent of their catches and 87 percent of their touchdowns.

Justin Jackson led the Terps with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the first meeting while Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter combined for 37 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in the February matchup.

It should be noted that Feder, who stands at 6-foot-9, was not projected to be a starting-level player for Ohio State, but the former three-star prospect certainly could make an impact elsewhere. This sort of flexibility for the Buckeyes can create problems for the Terps.

Ohio State has won four straight and nine of the last 10. Or if the players think they have arrived and the Terrapins shouldn't be much of a challenge.

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