July 17, 2019

Maryland Basketball: After shaky play during regulation, Terps beat Wildcats in OT for regular season sweep

Over two weeks removed from dominating the Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston, the Maryland Terrapins opened up the Xfinity Center doors for a rematch. Fresh off their historic beatdown of Ohio StateMark Turgeon is far from concerned about Melo Trimble‘s lack of a double-digit scoring performance over the past four games because “he is a winner” that knows exactly what the team needs.

In overtime the Upper Marlboro native came through to make up for all of the mistakes made during regulation. Maryland allowed 16 offensive rebounds, which were converted into 16 second chance points, and committed 16 turnovers that Northwestern cashed into another 14 points. The Terps led that game for less time than the Wildcats but the defensive performance that was one of the “best” ever according to Turgeon helped pull out a 62-56 victory in overtime.

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