How to Watch Alabama vs. MarylandWho: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Maryland, South Region
When: 8:40 p.m. CT, Saturday
Where: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Ala.
Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-By-Play: Chris Stewart; Analyst: Bryan Passink).
Series: Maryland leads 4-2
Last Meeting: Almost two years ago to the day, March 22, 2021, the teams met in the NCAA Tournament, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana. Alabama won 96-77 to advance to the Sweet 16. Jaden Shackelford had 21 points and John Petty Jr. netted 20 for the Crimson Tide. The two guards combined to make nine 3-point shots.
Scouting Maryland: Kevin Willard is the first coach in Maryland history to lead his team to the NCAA Tournament in his first season. Coming off a second-round loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament, it was 22-12, No. 31 in the NCAA NET rankings with three Quad 1 wins and six Quad 2 wins.
The Terrapins are known for their defense, allowing just 63.2 points per game,
- Scorer: graduate guard Jahmir Young / 16.1 ppg / 531 points
- Rebounder: sophomore forward Julian Reese / 7.3 rpg / 233 rebounds
- Assists: Young / 3.2 apg / 104 assists
- Blocks: Reese / 1.2 bpg / 38 blocks