Tuesday, February 2, 2016

#4 Terps Travel to Nebraska Wednesday

Courtesy Maryland Athletics
The No. 4/3 Maryland men’s basketball team caps a two-game road trip with a game at Nebraska on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
WATCH: BTN - Kevin Kugler (Play-by-Play), Jon Crispin (Analyst)
LISTEN: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (PxP), Chris Knoche (Analyst); SiriusXM Channel 145/195, ESPN 980 AM, 105.7 FM
SOCIAL: Follow @TerrapinHoops on Twitter for in-game updates

Melo Trimble scored 20 points, Jake Layman added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Maryland made six free throws in the final 25 seconds to beat Ohio State 66-61 on Sunday. Robert Carter and Diamond Stone also scored in double-figures with 10 points each. The Terps lead the conference in free throw percentage (.766) while Trimble (2nd - 87.4) and Stone (9th - 80.8) both rank in the top 10 in the league.

• With Jake Layman’s 16-point performance at Ohio State Sunday, the Terps are 16-1 the past two seasons when Layman nets 15 or more points in a game.

• The Terps racked up another close victory at Ohio State on Sunday and continue to lead the nation in games decided by six points or less. Maryland is 18-2 in such games since the 2014-15 campaign.

Melo Trimble has been named one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Feb. 1. Trimble leads Maryland in scoring (14.5 ppg), assists (5.4), free throw percentage (.874) and steals (29). The Upper Marlboro, Md., native, boasts seven games with 20 or more points this season and has tallied 10 or more assists in two contests.

• The Terps jumped four spots to No. 4 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Maryland sits at No. 3 in the USA Today poll, marking the 29th straight week Maryland has been in the rankings.

Scouting Nebraska
• Nebraska is on a two-game losing skid heading into Wednesday’s game, including a loss at home to Michigan, 81-68, on Jan. 23 and a loss at Purdue, 89-74, on Jan. 30. The Huskers won four-straight prior to the skid.

• Andrew White III leads the Huskers in scoring (17.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.0 rpg). Shavon Shields and Tai Webster also average double-figure scoring for Nebraska, posting 15.8 and 10.3 points per game, respectively.

• Maryland leads the series, 2-0, with both wins coming in its inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference a year ago.