Terps take the floor in Orlando

Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 18:05:17-04

The Maryland Terrapins took the floor for practice at Orlando's Amway Center on Wednesday.

The Terps will face the Xavier Musketeers at that same arena on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Maryland is the No. 6 seed in the West region. Xavier is seeded 11th.

Even though Terps guard Melo Trimble is heading into his third "big dance", he said there are still some nerves.

"I'm still excited, still nervous to play," said Maryland's leading scorer. "When we get to this time of the season we just start over and try to go on a run."

"Every team wants to be in the NCAA Tournament. Everybody's goal is to be in the NCAA Tournament.  It was our goal. I wasn't sure when the year started, having so many new players. It's been a fantastic year. We're looking forward to the tournament and playing a great Xavier team.

The Terps (24-8) play Xavier (21-13) on Thursday at 6:50 p.m.

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