The matchup between No. 7 Maryland and No. 11 Michigan State at the Breslin Center on Saturday will not only help determine the outcome of the Big Ten regular-season championship.
It could also be one of the games that ultimately figures into the Big Ten Player of the Year voting, and if you listen to ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, the national Player of the Year voting as well.
Both Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine have been mentioned in the conversation for each honor, though neither is considered the front runner right now.
Trimble, who was voted the Big Ten’s preseason Player of the Year, has redefined his game from his...