Third-ranked Iowa will face eighth-ranked Maryland in a pivotal Big Ten matchup on Thursday night in College Park, Md.

After Indiana's loss at Wisconsin on Tuesday night, the Hawkeyes are the last Big Ten team without a conference loss.

Iowa (16-3, 7-0) has won nine straight overall and 13 straight in the Big Ten, one short of the school record set in 1969-70. And the Hawkeyes already have five wins over Top 25 teams, the most in the country.

"It's a great opportunity for us, playing a team that's playing as well as any anybody in the country," said Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, whose team is in third place in the Big Ten (17-3, 6-2). "Just killing teams. A lot of games aren't really close."

Iowa has won six of its seven league games by double figures.

Maryland is 29-1 at home since the start of last season, including 13-0 in the Big Ten.

This will be the first top-10 matchup at Xfinity Center since the arena opened in 2002-03.

Tipoff is at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

Wednesday's game

Michigan 68, Rutgers 57: Duncan Robinson scored 10 of his 18 points in the first half as the host Wolverines (16-5, 6-2) beat the Scarlet Knights (6-15, 0-8) for their third victory in a row.

Michigan's Derrick Walton scored 14 points, Aubrey Dawkins had 11 and Mark Donnal added 10 while Zak Irvin had eight points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.

Mike Williams scored 17 points for Rutgers.


Maryland will make up its snowed-out home game against Michigan State on Feb. 5.