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Tony Mitchell (basketball)

Cold-shooting Terps can't handle No. 16 Crimson Tide, lose 62-42

It's hard to argue with being in balmy Puerto Rico on a November day, but here is what Maryland encountered after busing from its beachfront hotel and casino to the coliseum: a loaded, hungry Alabama team that dominated the boards in a 62-42 rout of the inexperienced, poor-shooting Terps.

It may have been 85 degrees in San Juan, but Maryland guards -- pressed full court early by the 16th-ranked Crimson Tide -- were icy cold in the first of three Terps game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

"Their size and length and speed really gave us fits," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "With that said, we missed a lot of wide-open shots that we normally make and kind of...