Things started off well for Mark Turgeon and Maryland in Monday night’s Round of 32 matchup against Alabama, but an 11-2 run in the middle of the half from the Crimson Tide flipped the game around.

Alabama took a 46-38 advantage into the locker room, overcoming an early seven-point deficit. The Tide were led in scoring by Alex Reese off the bench, who came in and got 11 points. Jahvon Quinerly was also excellent, scoring 7 points and dishing out 9 assists, well on his way to a double-double.

Maryland’s leading scorer was Aaron Wiggins, who had 13 points through 20 minutes. Eric Ayala had 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds as the Terrapins trail by 8.

The Terps started off hot, building an early 14-7 advantage on Alabama. The Crimson Tide were able to close the gap, and when the game was knotted at 22-22, the Tide ripped off the 11-2 run to take a 33-24 advantage. Nate Oats’ team led by as many as 11 in the first half while shooting 8-of-17 from behind the 3-point line.

Maryland’s biggest issues in the first half game on rebounding, as it was crushed on the glass 20-10. The Terrapins also did not shoot a free throw through the first 20 minutes.

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