- - Monday, February 20, 2017

The Big Ten announced Monday that Maryland junior guard Melo Trimble was named the Big Ten’s player of the week for the fourth time in his career and second time this season.

Trimble averaged 29.5 points while shooting 61 percent from the field at Northwestern and No. 11 Wisconsin. The Upper Marlboro, Maryland, native had a career-high 32 points while shooting 12 for 17 from the field and making four of five three-point attempts in the Terrapins’ 74-64 win over Northwestern Tuesday night.

Trimble became just the 11th Terrapin to score 30 points in a game three times in his career. He also passed Lonny Baxter for 10th all time in career 20-point games with 30.

Trimble followed up his career-best performance against the Wildcats by scoring a game-high 27 points and shooting 9 for 17 from the field in the loss to Wisconsin on Sunday.

Sunday marked Trimble’s 16th consecutive game scoring in double figures and 25th of the season. He has also surpassed 20 points in 12 games this season.

No. 24 Maryland will host Minnesota Tuesday night at the Xfinity Center.

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