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.
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.