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Preview Roundups
December 07, 2017
Valparaiso at Purdue 6:30 PM ET

With four straight wins buoyed by the play of 7-2 Isaac Haas, No. 21 Purdue seems to have righted the ship after consecutive losses to Tennessee and Western Kentucky in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Haas will likely need another big outing when undefeated Valparaiso travels 90 minutes down the road to West Lafayette to play the Boilermakers on Thursday. 

Ohio at Maryland 7:00 PM ET
Maryland avoided dropping its first two Big Ten games with a wild victory last time out and gets back to its non-conference schedule Thursday night when Ohio of the Mid-American Conference pays a visit. The Terrapins blew a 19-point halftime lead before outlasting Illinois 92-91 in overtime on Sunday, while shooting almost 60 percent from the field, after losses in three of their previous four contests.
New Jersey Tech at Rutgers 7:00 PM ET
Rutgers got a taste of the kind of basketball it will face in the competitive Big Ten Conference this season - and it was bitter, to say the least. The Scarlet Knights will look to halt a three-game losing streak Thursday night as they host NJIT.
Iowa at Iowa State 8:00 PM ET
Iowa State hosts Iowa in the annual Cy-Hawk series on Thursday. The Cyclones, who are coming off a 94-80 victory against Northern Illinois on Monday, have won five straight games after starting the season with back-to-back losses and hope to acquire bragging rights in the state of Iowa for the next year by avenging a 78-64 defeat to the Hawkeyes last season.
Howard at Georgetown 8:30 PM ET
The wins continue to pile up for Georgetown, which will face another soft opponent Thursday in visiting Howard, but it hasn't been enough for coach Patrick Ewing. The Hoyas didn't exploit their advantage to the degree that Ewing would have liked in Sunday's victory over winless Coppin State, but will get another chance against the Bison.