Reeling Terps desperate to get back on track at Rutgers

February 28, 2017 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland men’s basketball team heads to Rutgers for a Tuesday night tilt with the Scarlet Knights at 6:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

• Kevin Huerter, Anthony Cowan and Melo Trimble all scored in double figures but Maryland ran into a hot-shooting Iowa squad Saturday and fell 83-69 at XFINITY Center.

• Huerter led all Terrapin scorers with 13 points and added a team-high five assists. Cowan posted 11 points and Trimble chipped in with 10 for his 27th double-figure scoring game this season and his 18th consecutive. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native needs only two points to become the 14th player in Maryland men’s basketball history to record 1,600 career points.

• It marked the first time the Terps have lost three games in a row since dropping three straight at Georgia Tech (2/25), at North Carolina (2/29) and vs. Virginia (3/4) in 2012 in head coach Mark Turgeon’s first year at the helm of the Maryland Basketball program. Maryland has not lost four in a row since the 2004-05 season when it dropped consecutive contests to Clemson (2/22), North Carolina (2/27), Virginia Tech (3/5) and then Clemson (3/10) in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

• Maryland has won four straight in the series against Rutgers, including a 67-55 win over the Scarlet Knights on Jan. 24 at XFINITY Center this season. Melo Trimble fueled a second-half surge and capped the game with 17 points. Kevin Huerter added 11 points and a career-high six assists.

• With five blocks against Iowa on Saturday, senior center Damonte Dodd moved into No. 8 on Maryland’s career blocks list, tied with Travis Garrison (2002-06). The Centreville, Md., native boasts 136 for his career and 46 this season. He is five shy of matching his career high for blocks in a season, established during his sophomore campaign.

• Maryland is 10-2 in games away from XFINITY Center this season, including a 6-2 conference mark in road games.