Trimble, Wells lead Maryland past Michigan

College Park, MD ( - Melo Trimble posted 19 points and five assists as 14th-ranked Maryland beat Michigan 66-56 on Saturday afternoon.

Dez Wells chipped in 13 points and six rebounds on Senior Day, helping the Terrapins complete a perfect home record in conference play for the first time since the 2001-02 season.

Jake Layman scored 10 points for Maryland (24-5, 12-4 Big Ten), while former Wolverine Evan Smotrycz grabbed nine rebounds.

"Obviously, it was a great day for us," said Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. "To be able to play everybody and honor every senior, it was hard to do. A lot of good things happened today. A lot of the seniors played well for us. We got everybody in and we finished 9-0 in the league at home, which is hard to do."

The Terrapins notched their fifth straight win and closed to within 1 1/2 games of first-place Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings with two to play.

Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin each had 15 points for the Wolverines (14-14, 7-9), who have dropped six of their last seven games.

"It's the same old story and we're working really hard but just not quite there to beat a team like Maryland, especially on the road," said Michigan coach John Beilein.

The Terrapins took control late in the first half, going on a 12-0 run to build a 30-21 lead at the break. The Wolverines were held scoreless after a Ricky Doyle layup put them up three with 4:57 remaining.

Michigan trimmed its deficit to 43-40 on an Albrecht 3-pointer with 8:40 left in the game, but Trimble buried two threes around an Irvin jumper to make it 49-42.

The outstanding freshman Trimble later hit three free throws to give Maryland its first double-digit lead at 54-44 with 5:18 remaining, and Wells nailed the last of the Terrapins' 11 3-pointers to make it 60-48.

Game Notes

Maryland finished 18-1 overall at home this season ... Wells has scored at least 10 points in nine straight games ... Smotrycz played in 69 games at Michigan in his freshman and sophomore campaigns before transferring to Maryland in 2012 ... The Terrapins shot 50 percent from beyond the arc ... Michigan shot 36.5 percent overall.