For the third straight season, Maryland point guard Melo Trimble is a finalist for the Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard.
The list will be narrowed down to five players in March; the winner will be announced at ESPN’s College Basketball Awards on April 7. Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis won the award last year.
Trimble is averaging a team-high 17.1 points to go with 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists. His Maryland team sits at 19-2 overall and leads the Big Ten with a 7-1 conference record.
The junior recorded 13 points, nine assists and seven boards Saturday against Minnesota. He’s now over 350 career assists, which puts him in exclusive company.
Walt Williams— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 30, 2017
and now Melo Trimble.
1,400 pt, 350 asst, 100 steal club. pic.twitter.com/6MabevsbMO
Trimble and the No. 17 Terps play Ohio State in Columbus at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
In other news
The Big Ten switched up some TV schedule things, and Maryland’s Feb. 19 game at Wisconsin will be at 1 p.m. on CBS.
Maryland men’s lacrosse sits atop the Big Ten preseason poll.
Shakira Austin, the No. 5 recruit in the Class of 2018, committed to Maryland women’s basketball Sunday.
Bill Connelly’s five-year rankings have Maryland at No. 81.
The 2017 Terps will have their hands full with one of the nation’s toughest schedules.