No. 4 Terps prepare to host No. 18 Purdue

Posted at 9:14 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 21:14:06-05

The No. 4 Maryland Terrapins host No. 18 Purdue Saturday at the Xfinity Center. 

The Terps are coming off a 70-65 win at Nebraska. Mark Turgeon's team is 9-2 in the Big Ten and 20-3 overall. They're hoping to stay undefeated at home Saturday against the Boilermakers.

Against Nebraska, the Terps recorded a season-high blocked shots. Freshman center Diamond Stone's eight blocks were the most for a Terp since Ekene Ibekwe vs. Mount St. Mary's in 2006.

With Wednesday's win at Nebraska, Mark Turgeon has now won 20 or more games in 10 of his last 13 season.

Purdue travels to College Park with a two game win streak, defeating Minnesota 68-64 and Nebraska 89-74. 

Reigning Big Ten Player of the Week A.J. Hammons scored 32 points against Nebraska. He leads the Boilermakers with an average of just over 14 points per game. Vince Edwards and Isaac Haas are also averaging double-digit figures. Caleb Swanignan is posting 9 rebounds per game. 

Maryland won the lone meeting between the two schools last season 69-60. 

Tip-off is set for 4:05 p.m. at the Xfinity Center.