How to watch Maryland vs. Michigan State online
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 1:55
Freshman forward Nick Ward of Michigan State had a turnover with six seconds left, setting the stage for the game-winner by Trimble. The reason for the IL loss on Wednesday was because of the poor assist-to-turnover ratio (9-to-15) and that can't happen again. The Maryland star tested the NBA waters after his sophomore season and could put his name in for the NBA Draft after this season. Beating Maryland is going to be tough, but the Terrapins have shown over the last few weeks that they are, indeed, beatable.
Unable to put the Spartans away after a burst midway through the second half and unable to score in the previous couple of minutes, Maryland and Trimble gave an announced sellout crowd something to remember and the NCAA tournament selection committee something to ponder going into next week's Big Ten tournament. Which side will come out on top? No basket on the day was bigger than Trimble's last-second 3-pointer, which proved to be the decisive bucket.
That's the fifth time this season that Melo Trimble has scored the game-winning points in the final 30 seconds. Only time will tell how things shake out, but this was a game that both teams wanted to have. Justin Jackson added 15 points and Anthony Cowan had 11 for the Terrapins.
But Michigan State (18-13, 10-8) played true to its reputation in March, finding a way to adjust after Maryland scored on seven consecutive possessions. During a timeout after his team had taken a five-point lead early in the second half, he ventured toward midcourt during a timeout and began to barbarically wave his arms. Cowan helped start a 12-2 run with an acrobatic finish, and Huerter followed with a three-pointer.
Maryland was led by Trimble with a team-high 16 points. However, Bridges' three was answered by Jackson to give the Terps a 53-51 lead.
Huerter's shot skidded off the rim and Bridges buried his from straightaway to start a 9-0 run by the Spartans, who took a 46-45 lead on a turnaround in the lane by Ward. Ward later tied the game at 60 with 3:11 remaining.