Maryland's season ends in blowout loss to Alabama in second round of NCAA Tournament
Just like eight other B1G teams in this year’s March Madness tournament, Maryland’s season has come to an end after the first weekend of action.
Maryland started the game hot, jumping out to an early 14-7 lead on Alabama in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. But that was about where the positives ended for the Terrapins.
Alabama used an 11-2 run midway through the half to build a 33-24 advantage and never looked back. The Crimson Tide took an eight point lead into the locker room and went on a 14-0 run early in the second half to build a 65-42 advantage to blow the game wide open.
The Crimson Tide closed out the game with a 96-77 win to advance to the Sweet 16. Maryland’s season comes to an end and the Terrapins finish with a 17-14 record.
Aaron Wiggins was brilliant for Maryland, scoring 27 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and dishing 3 assists. Eric Ayala also add a strong performance with 13 points and 6 boards. Donta Scott and Darryl Morsell both hit double figures as well, scoring 12 and 10 respectively
But it wasn’t enough for the red-hot shooting from Alabama. The Crimson Tide made 16-of-33 shots from 3-point range and were a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line in the win.
Jahvon Quinerly had a double-double for Alabama, scoring 14 points and dishing out 11 assists. Jaden Shackelford led the Crimson Tide with 21 points and John Petty Jr. added 20. Alex Reese had 13 off the bench and Joshua Primo pitched in 10.
With Maryland’s loss, Michigan is the last B1G team in the NCAA Tournament.