If Koenig can’t go, expect freshman D’Mitrik Trice to run the show again. The stage seemed to overwhelm him in Ann Arbor, when he shot 2-of-15 from the field. About half of those attempts need to go to senior Nigel Hayes against the Terrapins.
According to my sources #Badgers guard Bronson Koenig is NOT out for the season. But no word on when he might return.— Jake Zimmermann (@Jake_Zimmermann) February 17, 2017
Maryland added an impressive road victory at Northwestern on Wednesday, in which Melo Trimble exploded for a career-high 32 points. The junior (who seems like he’s been in college for seven years already) must be licking his chops at the thought of facing the inexperienced Trice, assuming Koenig can’t go. One more thing from this game: Terps’ head coach Mark Turgeon is not getting enough credit around the country for the job he’s done this year. Last year’s somewhat underachieving Sweet-16 squad lost Robert Carter, Diamond Stone, Rasheed Sulaimon, and Jake Layman. Yet here we are in mid-February, and Maryland is tied for first place in the Big-10 despite three of their top-four leading scorers being freshmen in Justin Jackson (11.0 PPG), Anthony Cowan (10.7), and Kevin Huerter (9.0). Photo: @UNC_Basketball Follow Mike on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook
With Bronson Koenig out for #Badgers, Nigel Hayes has to take more than seven shots. Period. End of story.— Tom Oates (@TomOatesWSJ) February 17, 2017