The Maryland vs. Purdue live stream online and TV coverage arrives as part of the Big Ten 2016 NCAA basketball schedule for Saturday afternoon. The No. 10 Terrapins, losers of two of their last three games will take on the No. 20 Boilermakers with defensive wizard Rapheal Davis looking to contain star guard Melo Trimble. Both teams look headed for an NCAA Tournament berth, with Maryland attempting to win its first Big Ten title in school history this season. They’re still a game and a half behind Indiana for the conference lead, making each contest that much more important. The 2016 NCAA live streaming and televised matchup arrives via ESPN on Saturday afternoon.
According to The Lafayette Journal & Courier in their Feb. 25 report, guard Melo Trimble will attempt to break out of a terrible recent slump which has seen him go just 7-for-33 from the field in shooting with 18 turnovers over his past three games. The team recorded a 86-82 win over Michigan most recently to snap their two-game losing streak with Robert Carter scoring 17 points to lead the way. Trimble had 14 in the game, going 3-for-5 from the floor, and had a team-high seven turnovers. He’ll want to bounce back against Purdue Saturday, whom he previously scored 14 points against, mostly from his 10-for-11 free throw shooting. Maryland’s main strength continues to be defense, as the team is No. 33 in terms of points allowed to their opponents, giving up just 65 a game.
The Purdue Boilermakers (21-7, 9-6) currently sit at about fifth in the Big Ten standings with seven teams above them. The team ranks No. 6 in the nation in rebounding, pulling down about 42 boards per contest. Forward Caleb Swanigan currently leads the way there with 8.5 per game. They also rank No. 10 in assists, showing unselfish play with their 17.3 on average each game. Forward Vince Edwards is the team leader with three per game but P.J. Thompson adds about three a game as well, with Johnny Hill, Dakota Mathias and Rapheal Davis all adding about two each per game. Edwards also leads the team in scoring at a rate of 10.2 points per game, while Purdue is No. 20 in the nation in points allowed at 64 per game, making them a very tough road opponent for Maryland.
In terms of the odds to win this game, the Boilermakers will be four-point home favorites to win. Against the spread, Maryland has been 13-15-0 overall and 6-5-0 away, while Purdue os 14-12-0 overall and 11-6-1 at home against the spread. The over/under points total for this game is currently hovering around 137-1/2 points for the complete game. On the future odds list, Maryland has 15 to 1 odds to win the National Championship making them sixth overall, while Purdue has 35 to 1 odds, tying them for No. 12 on the list with four other teams including Texas and Iowa State.
Saturday’s Maryland vs. Purdue matchup has a scheduled start time of 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage will be available on ESPN around the United States. To watch the game live streaming online, cable and satellite subscribers can log into their WatchESPN website or mobile apps. To watch the game free online, viewers can sign up for a SlingTV seven-day trial with ESPN as part of the channel lineup, but a valid payment method may be required for signup. Live audio commentary for this game is available to Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers on channel 84 starting at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.