Maryland faces conference foe No. 10, Michigan State

Michigan State Spartans (16-4, 7-2 Big Ten) vs. Maryland Terrapins (11-10, 3-7 Big Ten)

College Park, Maryland; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Gabe Brown and the No. 10 Michigan State Spartans take on Eric Ayala and the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday.

The Terrapins are 7-6 in home games. Maryland ranks seventh in the Big Ten with 8.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Julian Reese with an average of 2.4.

The Spartans are 7-2 in conference play. Michigan State is second in the Big Ten, shooting 39.1% from downtown. Malik Hall paces the Spartans by shooting 55.3% from 3 points.

Tuesday’s game is the first meeting of the season for the two conference teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fatts Russell is averaging 13 points and 3.8 assists for the Terrapins. Ayala is averaging 10.9 points over Maryland’s last 10 games.

Brown is averaging 2.1 3-pointers per game for the Spartans, scoring 13.2 points while shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc. Max Christie is averaging eight points in Michigan State’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Terrapins: 4-6, averaged 71.0 points, 32.1 rebounds, 10.8 assists, 5.1 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 72.6 points per game.

Spartans: 8-2, averaged 76.0 points, 34.7 rebounds, 17.6 assists, 5.9 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Their opponents average 67.4 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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