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Alabama dominates Maryland 96-77, advances to eighth Sweet 16 in program history

Jaden Shackelford and Alabama stuck with what got them to the NCAA Tournament, torching Maryland with 3-point shooting in a 96-77 second-round rout.
Credit: AP

INDIANAPOLIS — The No. 2 seed Alabama men’s basketball team found its shooting touch by knocking down 16-of-33 three-pointers on its way to a dominating 96-77 victory Monday night over No.

10 seed Maryland to reach the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The Crimson Tide set NCAA Tournament program records for threes made and attempted while reaching the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004 and eighth time in program history.

Alabama (26-6) was led by Jaden Shackelford’s 21 points and five three-pointers while John Petty Jr. knocked down four threes on his way to collecting 20 points and six boards. 

Guard Jahvon Quinerly recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and a career-best 11 assists, the most assists in a game this season by any Tide player. Forward Alex Reese had 13 points and five boards, while guard Joshua Primo returned from an MCL injury to collect 10 points and four rebounds in 23 minutes of action.

UA has now made 341 three-pointers in 961 attempts this season, which breaks the school record set by last year’s team (334-of-957).