Maryland men's basketball point guard Melo Trimble had a good Saturday.
On the court, he hit the game-winning free throws in a 71-70 win over Oklahoma State. In the culture, he got a shoutout from Washington native and rapper Wale in "Groundhog Day," a song he released in response to J. Cole's "False Prophets."
"My mind busy, I'm sad daily though I deal with it," Wale raps at about the 2:15 mark of the song. "My therapist terrible, I'm a Terp in mellow trembling." Get it? Mellow trembling? Melo Trimble-ing? Rap Genius has you covered if your mind is still fried from the team's latest comeback.
Trimble showed some love for Wale in his postgame Instagram post, but fans should hope that his career ends better than those of previous Terps whom Wale has used as source material.
Five years ago, Maryland-turned-Wisconsin-turned-Catawba quarterback Danny O'Brien was name-dropped in Wale's "Barry Sanders." Then his career went irrevocably south.
In 2007, on the mixtape track "Let's Ride," Wale rapped, "Home of the Terrapins, beware of the Gilchrist." By then, of course, Gilchrist had led Maryland to the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship and left the school for a wandering overseas career.