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Joe Smith (basketball)

Trimble scores 24 as No. 3 Maryland edges Georgetown 75-71

Besides getting a heck of a scare and barely avoiding a painful defeat at home, No. 3 Maryland greatly benefited from the renewal of its series with neighborhood rival Georgetown.

The Terrapins were pressed to the limit before Rasheed Sulaimon hit a 3-pointer with 1:18 left to break a tie, enabling Maryland to escape with a 75-71 victory Tuesday night.

Melo Trimble scored 24 for the Terps (2-0), who were coming off a season-opening rout of Mount Saint Mary's 80-56.

"I told our guys, man, we needed this," coach Mark Turgeon said. "This was great. We figured out how to win the game. It lets them know we're not invincible."

Georgetown led by...