March 4th, 2017

Box Score

That’s cold: MSU fades late in loss to Maryland Detroit News
Michigan State went on the road to close the regular season on Saturday and it suffered what might have been its most crushing defeat yet. Melo Trimble hit a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds to play to give Maryland a 63-60 victory in front of 17,950 at the Xfinity Center.

Michigan State stunned at Maryland on Melo Trimble’s 3 in final seconds MLive
Melo Trimble only needed a couple of feet. Michigan State gave it to him. And now the Spartans’ play to the Big Ten Tournament — played about 15 miles south of here in Washington D.C. — will begin on Thursday.

Michigan State stunned on Melo Trimble’s late three, 63-60 Detroit Free Press
Back and forth they went Saturday afternoon, Michigan State’s Big Ten Tournament seeding teetering at Maryland. It came down to two possessions. And the Spartans fumbled away their chances for a double-by next week.

MSU falls to Maryland 63-60 on 3-pointer in final seconds Spartan Tailgate
With another chance to solidify an NCAA Tournament bid, Michigan State suffered a 63-60 loss at the hands of Melo Trimble and Maryland on Saturday in College Park. After struggling with his shot most of the day, Trimble broke a 60-all tie with a pull-up 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left. Miles Bridges missed a desperation 3-pointer as time expired.

Trimble game-winner sends Michigan State to 63-60 loss at Maryland Land of 10
Michigan State will play on Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament. A pull-up 3-pointer from Melo Trimble right before the buzzer gave Maryland (24-7, 12-6 Big Ten) a 63-60 win over the Spartans (18-13, 10-8) on Senior Day at the Xfinity Center on Saturday. The loss ensured that Michigan State will finish no higher than fifth in the Big Ten and not earn a double bye.

Maryland wins on last second 3-pointer, ousts MSU in heartbreaking fashion State News
In one final effort to secure the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, the Spartans traveled out to College Park, Md., to take on the University of Maryland Terrapins Saturday afternoon for the final game of the regular season. It was a back-and-forth battle in the first half, but a last second 3-pointer for the Terrapins gave the Terrapins a 63-60 win over MSU.

Three Takeaways: Too Much Melo, Terps beat Spartans 63-60 The Only Colors
There was no other way for that game to end. It had to be MSU running the clock too far down, getting the ball to Ward too late only to have him fumble it and then have Melo Trimble nail a cold-blooded triple. It was the only way. Now, instead of having their ticket punched, MSU still sits on the bubble and no longer has the benefit of a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan State Falls Late to Maryland, 63-60
Melo Trimble drilled a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left, and Maryland clinched a second-place tie in the Big Ten and a double-bye in the conference tournament by outlasting Michigan State 63-60 Saturday.

What he said: Tom Izzo laments one that got away at Maryland Land of 10
Michigan State finished with a season-low eight turnovers on Saturday, and yet a turnover weighed on Spartans coach Tom Izzo’s mind more than any other play following a 63-60 road loss at Maryland.

Even in a loss, Nick Ward and Miles Bridges provide a good recipe for Michigan State MLive
Michigan State fell, 63-60, at Maryland on Saturday, falling to 18-13 overall and 10-8 in the Big Ten. Some immediate observations from Xfinity Center