Both players are considered crucial pieces to Maryland's future but are stuck behind a deep rotation.
The freshman has been lauded for his shooting ability, but has impressed most on the defensive end so far this season.
Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon learned plenty more about his young team on a dramatic night at the Verizon Center.
The Hoyas are a slight favorite in Tuesday night's game, which is the second of a home-and-home series between the two area rivals.
Still experimenting heavily with lineups, Maryland needs a late push to avoid upset in opener.
The junior from Slovakia is still dealing with a sprained foot.
The junior big man is still dealing with a sprained foot and need more time to heal.
Mark Turgeon officially adds two crucial pieces for the future.
The 6-foot-9 power forward had been one of Maryland's most improved players during the preseason.
The 6-foot-4 guard becomes the first Baltimore high school prospect to commit to Maryland since 2010.