2014-2015 Most Memorable Games (DMV Edition)- Melo Trimble Torches Northwestern
The 2015-2016 season is fast approaching and that means its time to prepare for a LOT of hoops coverage around the DMV. With the season just a few weeks away, I started to reminisce on some of the memorable performances throughout the 2014-2015 season and man, there were a lot of them. So, I felt it was as good as time as any to go back and highlight one last time the top performances of last season.
Let's start with the Maryland Terrapins freshman star Melo Trimble unbelievable performance against a feisty Northwestern team last January. The Terps came in the game sitting at 17-3 (5-2 in the Big Ten) fresh off a humbling loss to the Indiana Hoosiers. The optimism for a quick turn around win, especially with a freshman point guard running the show, was not shared by many Terp supporters. Although as the game unfolded, the freshman point guard proved he is not your usual freshman. Melo Trimble would finish with 27 points, 5 steals and 3 assist to lead the Terps to a 68-67 comeback win over Northwestern. TWICE the Terps, faced 11 point deficits thanks to the hot shooting from Northwestern including the latter deficit coming with 3:24 left to play in the game. Trimble simply refused to let the Terps lose, scoring 19 of his 27 in the second half to keep the Terps close. This performance got the attention of the entire basketball world and has Trimble on the radar for All American Team Honors and on NBA scouts list this upcoming season. See how it all went down.