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Maryland Minute 1.20.15 - Melo Trimble gaining more attention nationally

After showcasing his skills for a national television audience this past Saturday with 24 points, more and more people are praising freshman guard Melo Trimble.

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Melo Trimble leading Maryland Terrapins to Big Ten's top perch - ESPN
Melo is one of the main reasons Maryland is atop the B1G this season.

Charboneau: Maryland stuns Big Ten in basketball
"If he shoots it like that," Izzo said of Trimble, "he's not only Big Ten player of the year but that team could win it because they have the size to match up with Wisconsin, if he shoots it like that. … That's a pretty good team. They got size, they got scorers, they got a point guard that came out of nowhere."

Top 10 Plays: Melo Trimble breaks ankles |
Who had the top play in all of college basketball on Saturday? Melo Trimble, according to the NCAA.

'Matchup issues' a big part of Terps' success, Indiana's Tom Crean says -
"What they have is tremendous versatility, they have a lot of matchup issues all over the court. They’re getting outstanding guard play from not only [Melo] Trimble, who’s playing incredibly well, but [Richaud] Pack is playing well, [Jared] Nickens and [Dion] Wiley can shoot the ball ... Not only can almost everybody on the court shoot the ball, but they can handle the ball."

Detroit News Big Ten Power Rankings
Rod Beard ranks Maryland 1st in his weekly power rankings.

Maryland exposes MSU's limitations offensively
Maryland had a great offensive performance against MSU, but their defense was great, too.

Terps guards set for another tough test vs. Indiana - Baltimore Sun
"Maryland guards Melo Trimble and Richaud Pack did their job in a 75-59 win in what was the team’s first Big Ten rematch. What Trice had done in Maryland’s first-ever Big Ten game served as motivation for Trimble. Terps' Jake Layman named Big Ten Player of the Week, plus a note on the polls. "I’ve been watching a lot of film on him, and he reminds me of [Golden State Warriors point guard] Steph Curry," Trimble said after outscoring Trice, 24-5, in Saturday’s blowout. "But I knew to take it upon myself if we wanted to win on defense."

Despite Success, Terps Coach Mark Turgeon Looking To Limit Melo Trimble's Minutes
Melo Trimble has been at the center of almost every Terps win this season, but Mark Turgeon says "keeping his legs fresh is going to be important."

With Terps soaring, Maryland fans are recapturing that old excitement - The Washington Post
"Like an old-school, big-time, Saturday game," Nicholas said, while the Terps were dismantling Michigan State on Saturday afternoon. "It’s just great to see the arena finally filled with 18,000 people, doing whatever they can to help this team win."

Big Ten Player Rankings: Melo Trimble, Jake Layman reenter list " Big Ten Network
Maryland is cruising. The Terrapins (17-2, 5-1) sit atop the Big Ten standings, one-half game ahead of a trio of teams, and two of their stars have reentered BTN's latest Big Ten Player Rankings (with one more on the honorable mention list).

Virginia and Maryland remain atop the Atlantic 11 and George Mason hangs on - The Washington Post
Terps hang on to No. 2 spot behind UVA.

Around the B1G

Report: Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence to transfer to Eastern Kentucky - Land-Grant Holy Land
The former high-profile Maryland target is headed to the FCS.