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Maryland basketball needs the Melo Trimble it saw against Northwestern

February 17th, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

For Maryland basketball to win games in March, it needs Melo Trimble to put on the type of show he did in the Terps’ 10-point win over a tournament-bound Northwestern team on the road.

We’re often soft on Trimble, who does so many things so well, and still stands among of the nation’s premier guards. But his numbers have sunk since his freshman year, and he’s yet to take the leap from Player of the Year candidate to contender.

On Wednesday night, Trimble channeled his 19-year-old self both aesthetically and physically, as the newly de-bearded baller ravaged Northwestern’s defense for 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting.

Against the Wildcats, Trimble went into God Mode for the first time in two years. The junior’s always been great, but hasn’t returned to the conversation of being among the elites like Lonzo Ball, Frank Mason and Monte Morris.

He improved as a passer and defender over the past two seasons, but as he worked on his flaws, some of his strengths dipped. He lost his sharpshooting edge and …

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