Kevin Willard is hoping Auburn fans will give Maryland a bit of a push from the sidelines as the Terrapins take on No. 1 seeded Alabama in the NCAA Tournament Saturday night.

Alabama and Auburn will play separate games in a single-ticketed event on Saturday, with Auburn taking on Houston at 7:10 p.m. ET, while Alabama and Maryland will meet up at 9:40 p.m. ET. Willard is hoping that a bit of home town rivalry trash talking by Auburn fans will be enough to spur the Terrapins on to a win.

The head coach asked the Auburn fans to stay for the later matchup Friday.

“Stick around,” Willard said. “Should be a good game. And it’s 9:40 [p.m. ET] at night. What else is there to do in Birmingham? It’s like, come watch a great game and chill out. I think the NCAA sells beer now. I’m not sure. Do they? It’s a great place to be. It’s going to be a good game. They’ve got a great game. Why not?”

Although Willard wants Auburn fans to stick around, drink, and make some noise, he added that he doesn’t think the crowd is much of a factor. “I think we’ve played in enough venues. I don’t think the crowd’s the factor. If you look at Alabama’s roster, I’m more worried about that than I am the crowd.”

We’ll see if Auburn fans stick around and just how much of an impact the crowd can have as Maryland and Alabama go head-to-head on Saturday.