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Maryland's Melo Trimble named Big Ten co-Player of the Week

Melo Trimble led Maryland to the Barclays tournament title, earning Big Ten co-player of the week honors.

Maryland point guard Melo Trimble was first named Big Ten Player of the Week after he scored a career-high 31 points as a freshman against Arizona State in the first round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. He earned the honor a second time after hitting the game-winning shot at Wisconsin last season.

The 6-foot-3 junior earned co-Player of the Week honors today with Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan after accomplishing both in last week’s Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Trimble tied his career-high in the opening round overtime win against Richmond Friday, then hit the game-winning shot in the championship Saturday against Kansas State. He averaged 24.5 points in the two games in Brooklyn, making 16 of 31 shots from the field.

In leading the Terps to their third straight early season tournament since he has been at Maryland, and fourth straight overall, Trimble was named MVP. It's the third straight year he's won an MVP award at a tournament after getting that award at the tournament in Kansas City as a freshman and the Cancun Challenge in Mexico last season.  

Trimble also scored 21 points earlier in the week in a 14-point win over Stony Brook.

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