With conference tournament talk dominating the news cycle in the college basketball world, it's easy to overlook some quality games left on the regular season schedule. But Maryland's Melo Trimble is taking it upon himself to remind fans that any time two Big Ten teams link up there's the potential for some fireworks.
Case in point, the Terrapins' 63-60 win over the Spartans on Saturday.
This bout between teams in the top half of the Big Ten standings didn't disappoint as neither team ever held a lead of more than eight points.
Michigan State's freshman forward Nick Ward did his best to help keep his squad in the game with a massive double-double (22 points and 16 rebounds), but as the game wore on it became clear that the difference would be the experience factor for Maryland's lead guard.
Trimble, the Maryland-bred guard, showed his true mettle by scoring the team's final five points in the three-point win. No basket on the day was bigger than Trimble's last-second 3-pointer, which proved to be the decisive bucket. The win bolsters Maryland's tournament résumé, while dealing a blow to the hopes of Spartans faithful. Only time will tell how things shake out, but this was a game that both teams wanted to have.
Big Ten Tournament action coming soon.
That's the fifth time this season that Melo Trimble has scored the game-winning points in the final 30 seconds.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 4, 2017