MADISON-Melo Trimble hit a long 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to lift No. 3 Maryland to a 63-60 win over Wisconsin on Saturday. Carter hit the Terps’ first make of the game at the 13:51 mark in the second half. But despite that, they led by just four at halftime.
Maryland: The Terps lost in their two previous trips to Madison, with their last visit coming in 2004. He missed the one right before half, but I thought his defense really helped us in the second half.
With the Terps struggling offensively to start the second half, Turgeon quickly took out Dodd, who had missed from close range late in the first half, to get Stone in.
While the Badgers fall to 1-3 in conference play and sit in the bottom third of the conference standings, the loss showed the team can hang around with one of the best teams in the country. Wisconsin went cold from the field for the next 8 minutes until the backcourt duo of Showalter and Koenig drew the Badgers back with long-range shooting.
About the only way the finish could have been sweeter for Stone is if he had been the one to score the game victor rather than Trimble. Set up well beyond the 3-point arc, Showalter ran the risk of Trimble running by him if he had played him tighter. Wisconsin was down 8 with 1:28 remaining but tied the game on a Bronson Koenig before Trimble ruined everyone’s day. Showalter had a hand up when Trimble let loose the winning shot.
Maryland and Wisconsin played an awesome back-and-forth game earlier this afternoon. Trimble the hero. He finished with 21 points and five assists.
ABOUT MARYLAND (14-1, 3-0): Jake Layman led the Terrapins with 18 points while Rasheed Sulaimon scored 15 in the win against Rutgers.
Nigel Hayes led the Badgers with 17 points, while Ethan Happ added 16. Freshman phenom Diamond Stone continues to impress as the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week added 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to post his second double-double in his last three games.