COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 21 Maryland men's basketball team will host Ohio State for a Gold Rush Saturday at 4 p.m. at XFINITY Center. The game will be televised live on ESPN.
• Justin Jackson posted a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds but Maryland dropped its first road game of the season at Penn State, 70-64, on Tuesday night.
• It marked only the second time since January, 2015 that Maryland has lost back-to-back games. The Terps have not lost three games in a row since dropping three straight at Georgia Tech (2/25), at North Carolina (2/29) and vs. Virginia (3/4) in 2012 in head coach Mark Turgeon’s first year at the helm of the Maryland Basketball program.
• Junior guard Melo Trimble scored his 1,500th career point at Maryland early in the first half at Penn State and ended up with 11 points for his 22nd double-figure scoring game of the season. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native was named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 and Naismith Trophy Top 30 on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
• Head coach Mark Turgeon is seeking votes to win $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association –the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Turgeon is one of 24 coaches remaining in the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge. Turgeon has a personal connection with Alzheimer’s as his wife, Ann, lost her father, Jon Fowler, to Alzheimer’s in June of 2006 at the age of 68 after being diagnosed with the disease six years prior. Fans can vote by clicking here.
• The University of Maryland will honor legendary head coach Lefty Driesell by hanging his banner in the rafters at XFINITY Center in a pregame ceremony Saturday. Heralded for his infectious coaching and recruiting ability, the legendary Driesell transcended the basketball community during his 41 seasons as a head coach, including 17 seasons at the University of Maryland from 1969 to 1986. Driesell amassed 786 wins, which ranked fifth among Division I head coaches when he retired in 2003.
• Maryland has won three straight against Ohio State, including a 77-71 victory in Columbus on Jan. 31. Justin Jackson posted his second straight double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds against the Buckeyes.