Brandon Miller rebounded after going SCORELESS in the first round with 19 points Saturday… as Alabama reached the Sweet Sixteen with a 73-51 win over Maryland
Alabama got an even better performance from its star man and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen when they defeated Maryland 73-51 on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide only led 28-23 after a low-scoring first half, but rallied in the final 20 minutes to comfortably advance to the next round of the tournament.
Key to the win was Brandon Miller, the team’s leading scorer this season and a projected lottery pick in the next NBA draft, who surprisingly went scoreless in the Tide’s first-round win over Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Miller, according to his coach Nate Oats, was battling a groin injury in that game but looked back to his best against Maryland, scoring 19 points and grabbing seven rebounds in the eventual blowout.
His teammate Jahvon Quinerly led all scorers with 22 points, while Julian Reese had a team-high 14.
Alabama will face San Diego State in the Sweet Sixteen next week.