The Maryland Terrapins' opener in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament did not go nearly as well as planned. The Terps couldn't shoot straight all game and were blown out in a 62-42 loss to No. 16 Alabama, a game that was never close after the opening stages. The Terps will now play the loser of Wichita State vs. Colorado on Friday.
Alabama jumped out to a 17-5 lead to begin the game and it was over from there. The Crimson Tide took a 16-point halftime lead, and the Terps never got any closer than that in the second half.
Tony Mitchell led the way for Alabama with 17 points and nine rebounds, including a thunderous dunk off a rebound in the second half. James Padgett had nine point to lead the Terps, who shot just 27 percent from the field in the loss.
Alabama will face the winner of Wichita State vs. Colorado next.
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