Maryland sophomore point guard Melo Trimble was named the Big Ten Conference's co-player of the week Monday after averaging 21.2 points and leading the No. 6 Terps to victories over Connecticut (76-66) and Maryland-Eastern Shore (77-56).

Trimble scored a season-high 25 point in the victory over the Huskies in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York Tuesday. He then had a team-high 18 Saturday, taking just six shots from the field and making all four of his 3-pointers.


Trimble was the first Terp to win a share of the award this season. He shared the award with Iowa senior Jarrod Uthoff.

Maryland (9-1) is off until meeting Princeton (5-2) Saturday at Royal Farms Arena, the team's first trip to Baltimore under coach Mark Turgeon and the first since the 1999-2000 season.

Maryland sophomore guard Melo Trimble on Monday was named Big Ten Conference Co-Player of the Week. He shared the award with Iowa senior Jarrod Uthoff.

Trimble scored a season-high 25 points in the Terps' win over Connecticut in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden this past Tuesday. He made 14 of 15 free-throw attempts and became the second player to pick up 15 or more free-throw attempts against the Huskies since 2010.

The Terps are 17-1 when Trimble gets to the line at least seven times.

Trimble also scored a team-high 18 points on 5-for-6 shooting, including 4-for-4 from 3-point range, and had four assists in 28 minutes against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday.

The Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year shot .625 from the field over the two games.

Trimble also won the conference's weekly award once last season.

Uthoff shot 61 percent from the field (22-for-36), including 69 percent from 3-point range (9-for-13) and 86 percent from the free-throw line (6-for-7) in two games this past week. He averaged nearly a double-double (29.5 points and nine rebounds). He also averaged 2.5 blocks.

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