Maryland guard Melo Trimble suffered a concussion Sunday night against West Virginia and will continue to be monitored by team doctors this week, a school spokesman said Monday evening.
The school had initially announced that Trimble had suffered a “head injury” after he left the game with 8 minutes 25 seconds remaining in the 69-59 loss to the Mountaineers in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
Trimble had taken two knocks to the head in the game; one with about 15 minutes remaining, after he collided in the key area with West Virginia’s Nathan Adrian. He was cleared to return to the game after leaving for a short period. His second collision occurred about seven minutes later, after he tripped and was inadvertently kicked in the head by a teammate while running back on defense during a fast break. He did not pass enough tests to return at that point.
Trimble wasn’t hospitalized and later was cleared to fly home with the team following the game.
So ended what was an otherwise memorable freshman season for the former All-Met Player of the Year out of O’Connell. Trimble earned first-team All-Big Ten honors, as voted by the league’s media, and also was named a USBWA Freshman All-American. He led Maryland in scoring (16.2) and assists (3.0), and finished second in the country in free throws made (207).