Monday, January 11, 2016

#3 Terps, Michigan Battle on ESPN Tuesday

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 3 Maryland men’s basketball team travels to Michigan for a 9 p.m. tilt against the Wolverines on Tuesday.

WATCH: ESPN - Mike Tirico (Play-by-Play), Dick Vitale (Analyst), Allison Williams (Sideline)

LISTEN: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (PxP), Chris Knoche (Analyst)
SiriusXM Channel 84/84, ESPN 980 AM, 105.7 FM; Westwood One - Scott Graham (PxP), Doug Gottlieb (Analyst)

SOCIAL: Follow @TerrapinHoops on Twitter for in-game updates

Storylines
Melo Trimble’s dramatic game-winning three-point shot with 1.2 seconds lifted Maryland to a 63-60 win at Wisconsin and continued to showcase the Terps as one of the top teams in the country when the game is on the line. Maryland has an NCAA-best 15-1 record in games decided by six points or less since 2014-15.

• Trimble finished with a game-high 21 points against the Badgers, his fifth game of 20 or more points this season (24 vs. Georgetown, 23 at North Carolina, 25 vs. UConn, 24 at Northwestern). Trimble leads the Terps in points (14. 8 ppg), assists (91), three-point FGs (29) and free throw percentage (.870).

• With the win at Wisconsin on Saturday, Maryland is off to its best start in program history at 15-1. The previous best start was 14-1 (in 2014-15, 1996-97 and 1972-73).

• Maryland has won 12 consecutive conference regular season games dating back to last season (Feb. 11, 2015). This marks the longest such streak since the 2001-02 team posted 13 wins en route to winning 32 games and a national championship. With the win over Wisconsin, Maryland opened up conference play with four consecutive wins for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

• The Terps (15-1) stayed at No. 3 in the Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 after recording wins over Rutgers and Wisconsin last week. Maryland has been ranked in the AP Top 25 for 26 straight weeks.


Scouting Michigan
• Michigan (12-4, 2-1) fell to Purdue, 87-70, its last time out.

• The Wolverines are led by Duncan Robinson (11.8 ppg) and Derrick Walton, Jr. (10.1 ppg). Top scorer Caris LeVert (17.6 ppg) has missed the last two games with an injury.

• Maryland topped Michigan, 66-56, on Feb. 28, 2015 in the lone meeting between the two programs as members of the Big Ten Conference. Melo Trimble had a game-high 19 points in the win. The Terps lead the all-time series, 4-3, including three straight victories.