No. 1 seed Alabama asserted their dominance as they secured a comprehensive 73-51 victory over Maryland in a drama-free game.
The Crimson Tide’s offense was a formidable force, utilizing their offensive potency to stay ahead of their opponents throughout the match. Despite Maryland’s attempts to mount a comeback, the Tide’s offensive output was too much to contain. Alabama’s forward Herb Jones led the charge, scoring a game-high 23 points and adding 12 rebounds, while John Petty Jr. contributed 18 points.
On the defensive end, Alabama stifled Maryland’s offense, holding them to just 28% shooting from the field. The Tide’s swarming defense forced Maryland into 17 turnovers during the game, with eight of those coming off of steals. Alabama also held Maryland to just 3-of-18 shooting from three-point range.
The Tide’s dominance was evident throughout the game, as they led by double digits from the 7:20 mark in the first half, and never looked back. The Tide cruised to victory in the second half, leading by as much as 22 points.
The victory saw Alabama extend their winning streak to six games, and move to 21-6 on the season. With the win, the Tide are now in prime position to secure a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Overall, Alabama’s superior offense and defensive prowess proved to be too much for Maryland, as they cruised to a comfortable 73-51 victory.