Maryland at PSU men preview capsule
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center
Records: Penn State (7-2, 0-1 Big Ten); Maryland (10-0, 1-0)
Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 134-142 in his eighth season at Penn State and 176-170 in 10 seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 190-92 in his ninth season and 440-251 in 22 seasons overall.
Radio: Penn State Sports Network (1430-AM in Altoona)
Notes: This will be Maryland’s first true road game of the season. The Terps only action away from College Park was their trip to Orlando for the Orlando Invitational… Senior guard Anthony Cowan is leading the Terrapins offensive attack with 16.6 points per game… Lamar Stevens needs only two points to move into fourth on Penn State’s all time scoring list… Penn State comes into this game as just a 1-point underdog, while ESPN’s matchup predictor gives the Nittany Lions a 58 percent chance to win.
Mirror prediction: Maryland 79, Penn State 76
Comment: The Nittany Lions will be competitive here, but in the second of two brutal games to open Big Ten play, they will fall again to the more experienced Maryland team.
Mirror prediction record: 6-3
— Jack R. Hirsh