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COLLEGE PARK -- With so much depth on this Maryland team, there is still only one basketball to go around. That will be the challenge of head coach Mark Turgeon, dividing minutes as he sees fit and sculpting an offense that accentuates the team’s strengths against a given opponent.
It also falls to point guard Melo Trimble, who is the one who the one who orchestrates and carries out that game plan.
“It’s about winning,” Trimble told CSN on Tuesday. “At the end of the day, I don’t think we’re going to be focused on stats and who’s scoring. I think it’s about winning and knowing your roles.”
Trimble says Turgeon has talked to the team about Maryland’s 2002 national championship team and their sacrifice, which put team goals ahead of individuals but still produced pros.
“Steve Blake, his numbers went down and all the other players’ numbers went down,” Trimble said. “They just figured out a way to win and if that’s what we want to do, that’s what we have to do and it starts with me.”
After the answer Trimble gave, I interjected.
“To a certain extent, Kentucky did that last year, too.”
Trimble paused for a split second before dishing out a small jab at the Wildcats.
“But they didn’t win.”