"We kind of played lackadaisical, it started in warm-ups, we wasn't ready to play. None of us broke a sweat doing warm-ups," said freashman Melo Trimble. "Once we picked it up after [coach] Turgeon yelled at us." (Kevin Richardson/BSMG)
What freshman point guard Melo Trimble has done so far for Maryland has picked up traction nationally.
Trimble -- who leads the 14th-ranked Terps in scoring (15.7) and leads the country in both free throws made (120) and attempted (136) -- made the cut this week when the Wooden Award watch list was trimmed from 50 to 25.
The John R. Wooden Award, named for the legendary former UCLA coach, is given to the top player in the country.
Trimble is one of only four Big Ten players who remain in contention, along with Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell and Ohio State shooting guard De'Angelo Russell.
Trimble, Russell, Arizona's Stanley Johnson and Duke's Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor were the only freshmen remaining on the watch list. A list of top 10 finalists will be announced later in the season.