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Melo Trimble posts 26 points, 7 assists in NBA G-League debut

This is the Melo Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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After three years as the face of Maryland basketball, Melo Trimble is off to a solid start in the G-League.

In his debut with the Iowa Wolves, Trimble led his squad past the Lakeland Magic, 96-92. He finished with 26 points, going 9-of-22 from the field and 2-of-7 from deep, and seven assists while hitting all but one of his seven free throws.

After spending summer league with the Sixers and training camp with the Timberwolves, Trimble is finally getting some real burn with Minnesota’s minor league affiliate.

Trimble got his first pro bucket on a play that should look familiar to anyone who watched him at Maryland. He waits as the pick is set, then uses the separation to create a lane to drive to the basket and get the layup plus the foul.

Trimble really got going with the Wolves down double-digits in the third quarter. Like he did many times for the Terps, Trimble turned it on when his team needed him, leading Iowa to a win.

Here’s the rest of the highlights from Trimble’s debut.

In other news

It was a rough weekend for Maryland athletics. You know that jam-packed weekend from Friday’s Maryland Minute? It didn’t go great.

Both field hockey and men’s soccer were bounced from their respective conference tournaments this weekend. Field hockey was felled by Penn State in the Big Ten semifinals Friday, before men’s soccer went one-and-done with a loss to Wisconsin Sunday.

Volleyball had a rough weekend, going 0-2 in back-to-back action against top-10 competition. They conceded in straight sets to No. 5 Minnesota on Friday, and managed to take just a single set in the Terps loss to No. 8 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Football took a train up to New Jersey as three-point favorites, but left Rutgers with a 31-24 loss. It wasn’t the worst loss of the season, but disappointing nonetheless.

Maryland drops a road game to Rutgers, 31-24

Things didn't exactly go the Maryland Terrapins way on Saturday.

Posted by Testudo Times on Sunday, November 5, 2017

One bright spot of the weekend was women’s tennis, who walked away with its second doubles title of the fall.

If fall sports have you down, don’t forget basketball season starts Friday, so stay updated on our preview. Michal Cekovsky finally looks like he can be Maryland’s go-to center.

While the Terps were in Piscataway, The Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs was in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as Baker Mayfield put up 598 passing yards to topple Oklahoma State.

With Penn State and Ohio State both getting upset this weekend, No. 6 Wisconsin now seems like the Big Ten’s best shot at making the College Football Playoff, from SB Nation.