Another game against Maryland, another Illinois loss.
For whatever reason, no matter how good the Illini squad is, Maryland seems to have their number.
Sunday’s 76-67 loss marked the third in a row for Illinois against the Terrapins.
Looking back further than the past three matchups, the orange and blue have had little to no success when facing this Big Ten squad.
The Illini are now 2-10 in their last 12 games against Maryland, consisting of one four-game losing streak and two three-game skids in that span.
Since Maryland left the ACC and joined the Big Ten conference in 2014, Illinois has a 3-10 record against them. This has consisted of a 2-6 record at home and a 1-7 record on the road.
The only instance of the Illini beating Maryland multiple times in a row came in a three-game winning streak over the Terps that lasted from the 2010-11 season to the 2014-15 season.
Illinois’ all time record against Maryland now sits at 7-15. Their .318 win percentage against the Terrapins is their worst against any Big Ten opponent past or present.
The next two lowest win percentages for the Illini in conference matchups since the 1949-50 season are .438 against Purdue and .456 against Indiana. These are the only other two win percentages under .500 for Illinois against conference opponents.
The orange and blue also have a -3.7 point differential per game against Maryland which is their lowest against a conference opponent all time. The only other Big Ten team Illinois has a negative point differential against is Indiana (-1.5).
The Illini will now have to wait until their trip to College Park on Feb. 17 to potentially get revenge against their conference foe.
Until then, we have seen that Maryland has once again continued the tradition of unfortunately dominating the orange and blue.