By Jordan Johnson
The Maryland Basketball team is coming off an EPIC comeback win against rival Georgetown on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Terps went on a 17-7 run with 2:21 left in the game after trailing Georgetown 68-59.
Star Point Guard Melo Trimble converted two free throws with about 8 seconds left which put the Terps up 76-75. On the next possession Georgetown drove down the floor and attempted a potential GW layup which was blocked by True Freshman Foward Kevin Hueter. The Terps bench cleared and the celebration was wild.
Point Guard Melo Trimble scored a team high 22 points while True Freshman Guard Anthony Cowan continued his impressive start to the season with 11 points. Justin Jackson another True Freshman contributed 17 points and 7 rebounds off the bench for the Terps.
Freshman Foward Kevin Hueter guarding a man from Georgetown. Photo courtsey of usatoday.com
They continued their hot start with a win over Division 3 Saint Mary’s on Thursday night. As you would expect, The Terps cruised to a 93-45 win. This was a game where most of the starters got a lot of rest coming off the Georgetown game. Foward L.G Gill had a really strong game leading the team with 15 points off the bench. Anthony Cowan also continued his strong start to his collegiate career with 8 points and 5 rebounds.
Finally, The Terps capped off the weekend with a 71-66 comeback win over in state foe Towson. The Terps were down by as much as 13 in the second half but used a 35-17 run to beat the Tigers. Maryland’s offense carried them through this one as Melo Trimble had another impressive game with 27 points while True Freshman Justin Jackson and Anthony Cowan continued to impress with 21 and 12 points respectively. The Terps are now 4-0 heading into home games against Stony Brook and Richmond this week.
Melo Trimble against Towson. Photo courtsey of washingtonpost.com