There was something different about Maryland freshman Melo Trimble during Saturday’s 72-56 victory over Oakland at Xfinity Center.
The return of Dez Wells Saturday after missing a month with a fractured wrist gave No. 15 Maryland something the Terps had lacked the entire season – a completely healthy roster.
Less than a minute earlier Saturday at Xfinity Center, Maryland guard Dez Wells had missed a shot near the rim, still seemingly indecisive about dunking and testing the right wrist he had fractured last month.
The moment came early in Maryland's practice on Christmas night. During a drill to work on the team's transition game, senior guard Dez Wells took a pass near midcourt and raced toward the basket.
Nearly a quarter-century ago, Maryland basketball star Walt Williams was in a similar situation that the team’s current stat, Dez Wells, has faced this season.
After beating Oklahoma State on the road Sunday, Maryland continued to move up in the polls Monday.
In an age when one-and-done players are coveted and those who take time to develop on the college level are often scorned, Maryland junior Jake Layman is quietly beginning to show why he made the under-18 U.S. national team the summer before he came to College Park.
Two months ago, the Maryland men’s basketball team was picked to finish 10th by a group of more than two dozen members of the media covering the Big Ten.