Melo Trimble wasn't on the floor for much of Maryland's game against Rutgers on Wednesday. Thankfully for the Terps, they were fine without their best player.
Trimble played just 14 minutes, experiencing hamstring tightness as the Terps clobbered the Scarlet Knights, 88-63, in College Park.
After the game, Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon told reporters that Trimble will be fine moving forward.
During the game, the Terps had their way with the Knights. Maryland had a whopping 46-18 scoring advantage in the first half, making Rutgers' 45-42 advantage in the second half meaningless. The Terps beat the Knights on the boards, 49-27, and went 20-for-25 from the free-throw line.
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Diamond Stone had a big game, recording a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, the second double-double in the last three games for the freshman big man. Jake Layman hit three 3-pointers and had a team-high 18 points, one point off his season high. Rasheed Sulaimon scored 15 points, and Robert Carter scored 12. Jared Nickens was a point away from his own double-double, scoring nine points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Rutgers, which shot just 38.6 percent from the field on the game, got a 16-point performance from Corey Sanders off the bench. Omari Grier scored 13 points, and Bishop Daniels had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
With the win, Maryland continued its perfect start to Big Ten play, 3-0 in three conference games and 14-1 on the season. The Terps visit Wisconsin this weekend.
The loss sent Rutgers to 6-10 overall and 0-3 in league play. The Knights play host to Nebraska this weekend.