Behind Enemy Lines: Alabama Crimson Tide

Maryland faces Alabama in the NIT quarterfinal game Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Read on to find out what you need to know about the Crimson Tide before the game.



Maryland (24-12, 8-10 ACC), will face Alabama (23-12, 12-6 SEC) Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament. This will be a tough test for the Terrapins who will be missing third-leading scorer, Seth Allen, who is out for the season after fracturing a bone in his shooting hand during Saturday's practice.

WHO THEY ARE:
Alabama has won 12 straight games at Coleman Coliseum and four of its last five games this season. Alabama plays a small lineup, mainly consisting of four guards, similar to Maryland's last two opponents. Expect Alabama to get out and press Maryland the entire game, especially with the absence of Allen.

WHO THEY HAVE:
The Crimson Tide has three players averaging over 10 point per game: junior guard Trever Releford leads the team with 15.1 ppg, sophomore Trevor Lacey is next with 11.5, and sophomore Rodney Cooper rounds out the group with 10.1 ppg. They also have a seven-footer, Moussa Gueye, who does well…on the court (a nice way of saying he does not do much).

WHAT THEY ARE PLAYING FOR:
Besides the obvious trip to the Semifinal Round of the NIT at Madison Square Garden; this is a revenge game for Maryland after being dominated by Alabama 62-42 last year in the Puerto Rico Tip-off Tournament.

Tip-off is tonight at 7:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN

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