Maryland basketball ends the season with a victory over Michigan State as Terps’ Melo Trimble’s game winner with 1.1 seconds left give Terps a No.3 seed in Big Ten Tournament.
Maryland basketball’s Melo Trimble ends the Terps regular season with an awe-inspiring, game-winning shot against Michigan State Saturday afternoon at XFINITY Center.
Trimble’s mesmerizing moment occurred following a turnover by Michigan State’s Nick Ward with six seconds left as the two teams were deadlocked at 60. After a shaky inbound pass by Maryland, Trimble regained control of the basketball and glided up the court.
With 1.1 seconds remaining, Trimble pulled up from beyond the arc and connected on a three-point jumper as XFINITY Center erupted in joy.
".@_STAYMELO, folks. https://t.co/BkwAKPoDuz— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 4, 2017"
Next is a mini movie from the Maryland Terrapins which gives you a different angle of Trimble’s game winner, along with the Terps locker room celebration. Be prepared to get the chills.
"Feels. #StayMelo | #FearTheTurtle https://t.co/r7ECZ1IjTa— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) March 4, 2017"
Trimble couldn’t end the regular season and maybe even his final game at XFINITY Center in a Maryland uniform, any better than his magical game-winning shot Saturday. Trimble’s final stats included a team-high 16 points, along with six rebounds and two assists.
The last home of the regular season also represents Senior Day in college sports. Saturday, the Maryland Terrapins celebrated the college basketball career of seniors Damonte Dodd and L.G. Gill.
In his final regular season game, Dodd played 27 minutes, scoring seven points and hauled in three rebounds. The Terps’ other senior Gill ended his college basketball career with two points and one rebound.
Maryland freshman guard Anthony Cowan was gigantic for the Terps, scoring 11 points with five assists and five rebounds. Lastly, freshman forward Justin Jackson, who came off the bench in honor of senior Gill, registered 15 points, including three triples and six rebounds.
Big Ten Tournament 2017
With Saturday’s monumental victory, Maryland clinches a three seed and a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 in a matchup featuring the No. 12 and No.13 seeds.
For the Terrapins, their first matchup in the Big Ten Tournament won’t be until Friday night as they enjoy their double-bye.
The Big Ten Tournament will be played close to home for the Terps at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. from March 8th through March 12th.