Alabama rolls over Maryland to secure sweet 16 spot

No. 2 seed Alabama found its shooting touch by knocking down 16-of-33 three-pointers on its way to a dominating 96-77 victory 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).

The Tide has now won eight straight contests and 11 of its last 12 games coming into next week’s Sweet 16 matchup vs. No. 11 seed UCLA.