Saturday, February 4, 2017

Nooner today: #17 Terps Set For Red Out vs. #23 Purdue

The No. 17 Maryland men's basketball team welcomes No. 23 Purdue for a Red Out Saturday at noon at XFINITY Center

STORYLINES
• Freshman Justin Jackson had 22 points and 12 rebounds as No. 17 Maryland held off Ohio State down the stretch to win 77-71 on Tuesday night in Columbus.

• It was Jackson’s second consecutive double-double, marking the first back-to-back double-double for a freshman at Maryland since Jordan Williams posted a pair versus Houston and Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

• Junior guard Melo Trimble added 13 points and scored the final seven points of the game to lift the Terps to a seventh straight victory. Trimble - who boasts 20 double-figure scoring games this season - is 29-6 (including a 9-1 mark this season) in games decided by six points or less since his arrival to College Park.

• With a 20-2 start in 2016-17, the Terps topped the 1998-99 squad for the best start in program history. Maryland’s five-game road conference winning streak is its longest since the 2001-02 national championship season. Maryland now boasts three straight 20+ win seasons under head coach Mark Turgeon, who has posted four in his six seasons with the Terps and 11 in his 19-year career.

• Maryland is a combined 57-9 after 22 games in the past three seasons (20-2 in 2016-17, 19-3 in 2015-16, 18-4 in 2014-15).

• Melo Trimble - who became one of only five players in Maryland history to record 1,400 points, 350 assists and 100 steals, joining Juan Dixon, Greivis Vasquez, Johnny Rhodes and Walt Williams last weekend - was tabbed to the Bob Cousy Award Final Ten on Monday. Trimble owns a 75-18 record at Maryland in his past three seasons. He needs nine made free throws to pass Len Bias for second all-time at Maryland and currently boasts 462.

• Maryland is a perfect 8-0 in games away from the XFINITY Center, trailing only Gonzaga (10-0). The Terps’ 6-0 road record is tied with Gonzaga for the best mark in college basketball. The Terps are shooting .492 on the road while holding opponents to a .408 field goal percentage. Freshman Justin Jackson boasts a team-high 15.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per outing in road games.