“I have heard great things about the XFINITY Center and the experience playing there,” said Nebraska head coach Tim Miles. “They are a really good home team. I think all year only Virginia has beaten them there. I think we are in for a huge crowd.”
Maryland is 15-1 at home this season and has won three out of their last four contests.
“I think they have great personnel and depth,” said Miles. “They have seven or eight guys that can really hurt you and go off for a big number every night.”
The Terrapins are paced by freshman Melo Trimble, who’s averaging 15.7 points a game. Dez Wells and Jake Layman also average double-figures.
Meanwhile Nebraska, who entered the season with so many expectations, has dropped five out of their last six and are just 5-8 in the Big Ten. The Huskers 1-8 on the road this season.
“You really worry about yourself first, and then you worry about getting the best seed possible for the Big Ten Tournament,” said Miles, when asked about the worry of seeding in the Big Ten Conference. “Obviously, the critical part with it is you don’t want to be 14, 13, 12, or 11. We would probably lose any tiebreaker we have right now.
“We want to get better. Our guys want to get better. We have had a lot of talks about what our issues are and how we get better.”
It doesn’t really get any easier for the Huskers after their top 25 foe on Thursday night. Nebraska plays Iowa on Sunday, who’s a wounded animal trying to get into the NCAA tournament. After that it’s a trip to Ohio State and Illinois, both who are considered NCAA tournament teams at the moment.