Maryland vs. Alabama: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Maryland vs. Alabama: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Maryland 58
(25-12, 4-7 away)
Alabama 57
(23-13, 16-4 home)
Venue: Coleman Coliseum
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, March 26, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Maryland 31 27 58
Alabama 24 33 57
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Maryland A Len 15 A Len 13 C Mitchell 2
Alabama L Randolph 15 R Cooper 5 T Lacey 8

No. 1-seeded Alabama lost a nail-biter to No. 2-seeded Maryland 58-57 in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Tuesday, Mar. 26. The Crimson Tide got a team-high 15 points and four rebounds from Levi Randolph. Rodney Cooper got 13 points and added five rebounds. Alex Len registered a double-double for the Terrapins on a game-high 15 points and 13 rebounds. Alabama closes out the season with a 23-13 record. In the regular season, they finished third in the SEC with a 12-6 record in conference play. In making the quarterfinals, Alabama beat No. 8-seeded Northeastern 62-43 in the first round and then No. 4-seeded Stanford 66-54 in the second round.

Alabama Game Notes

  • The Crimson Tide have been unlucky seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Alabama is 30-32 in close games.
  • Alabama has lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after recording 57 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 50.0 percent or better this season, Alabama has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • This is the 20th game at home this season--Alabama has a 8.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Trevor Lacey recorded a team season high in assists with eight.
  • The top two scorers (Levi Randolph and Rodney Cooper) accounted for 49.1 percent of the points.
  • Levi Randolph has led the team in scoring in five out of 36 games this season.
  • Rodney Cooper has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 36 games this season.
  • Levi Randolph has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Trevor Lacey had a career high with eight assists.

Maryland Game Notes

  • The Terrapins won this one, but have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Maryland is 28-26 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Alex Len and Dezmine Wells) accounted for 48.2 percent of the points.
  • Alex Len accounted for 39.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Alex Len has led the team in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 21 times in 37 games this season.
  • Dezmine Wells has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • Dezmine Wells set a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • Alex Len recorded the ninth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Alex Len recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and seventh of his career.
  • Alex Len set career highs with 13 rebounds, nine defensive rebounds, and five blocks.
MARY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Alex Len3015132052
AJake Layman331322320
B+C. Mitchell15652003
BDezmine Wells361352105
CLogan Aronhalt20530101
C-Pe`Shon Howard35321303
D+Nick Faust25312002
-S. Cleare6010011
Bama PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ALevi Randolph361542111
B+Rodney Cooper381351011
B-Trevor Releford351141203
C+Trevor Lacey31528004
C+Nick Jacobs25940022
CRetin Obasohan14221011
D+Moussa Gueye12210012
-Devonta Pollard9010000

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