Maryland 58, Alabama 57
Maryland (23-12) and Denver (22-9) will tip-off at 7 p.m. in Comcast Center
Quotes following Maryland's 86-70 win over Niagara
Maryland (19-8, 7-7 ACC) and Georgia Tech (14-12, 4-10 ACC) tip-off at 8 p.m.
Maryland 72-Clemson 59
Iowa vs. Maryland
Maryland vs. Alabama (AP)
Maryland vs. North Carolina - AP Photos
Maryland defeated No. 2 Duke, 83-74, to advance to the ACC semifinals
Maryland advance to the ACC quarterfinal after a 75-62 win over Wake Forest.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Ranked third among ACC freshmen in rebounds per game (5.4) and 19th overall... His 13.7 rebounds per 40 minutes led the league... His five double-figure rebound games ranked second on the team behind Alex Len... Scored in double figures in back-to-back games with 12 vs. Lafayette and 13 vs. Ga. Southern... Recorded his first career double-double with 13 points, 11 boards vs. Georgia Southern (11/24)... Had a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) in just 17 minutes vs. UMES... Set career highs with 19 points and 14 rebounds against Delaware State (12/29). Named ACC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 31 for his performance... One point shy of a double-double with nine points and 11 boards in 28 minutes off the bench at North Carolina (1/19)... Came off the bench to score 13 points and grab 7 rebounds in just 13 minutes at Duke (1/26)... Recorded a second straight game with double-figure scoring by tallying 10 off the bench at Florida State (1/30)... Scored in double figures for the first time since Jan. 30 with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the first round NIT win over Niagara (3/19)... Made his first start since Jan. 30 in the NIT quarterfinal at Alabama (3/26), scoring six points and adding five rebounds... Recorded a season-high three assists, while adding six pionts and four rebounds in the NIT semifinal vs. Iowa (4/2).
BEFORE MARYLAND: Three-star prospect who graded at 90 by ESPN.com... Rated the 23rd best center nationally and the 12th best player in the state of Georgia by ESPN... Rated a four-star prospect and a top-100 player by Rivals.com... Rated the 12th-best center nationally by Rivals... Averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds as a senior for Wheeler as they reached the Sweet 16 of the Georgia State 5A Tournament... choose Maryland because of the coaching staff as well as Maryland's basketball history.
PERSONAL: Mother is Harriett Mitchell... Has a brother, Jerome and a sister, Alaysia... Major is communications... Role model is his cousin, Isiah Hall... Wears the jersey number 0, the same number his mother, Harriett, wore when she was a prep basketball standout at Therrell High School in Atlanta.