Alabama guard Joshua Primo makes injury return vs. Maryland basketball in NCAA Tournament

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News
Alabama's Joshua Primo (11) celebrates after scoring against Maryland as Alabama head coach Nate Oats applauds him during the first half of a college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Alabama men's basketball guard Joshua Primo made his return from injury vs. Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday, March 22. 

Primo last played against Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals on March 12.

He suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee that caused him to miss the previous three games.

Primo entered the game for the first time with 15:12 left in the first half against Maryland. He proceeded to hit a 3-pointer just 35 seconds after coming into the game.

He finished with 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting, including 2-for-4 on 3-pointers. Primo played 23 minutes. 

Alabama defeated Maryland 96-77. 

No. 2-seeded Alabama improved to 26-6 overall. No. 10 seed Maryland ended the season 17-14 overall.

After Monday, Maryland leads the all-time series 4-2 vs. Alabama. The teams last met in 2013. 

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Nate Oats is the Alabama men's basketball head coach. Mark Turgeon is the Maryland men's basketball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.