Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith impressed by Alabama basketball shooting vs. Maryland
The way the Alabama men's basketball team shot the ball against Maryland on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament caught the attention of a notable former Alabama football player.
Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith tweeted a GIF of a marksman loading a guy while directed the tweet @AlabamaMBB.
Around the time Smith tweeted the GIF, Alabama basketball had hit 14-of-27 3-pointers and 26-of-48 shots overall.
About five minutes before the GIF, Smith tweeted, "LIGHT IT UP!!! @AlabamaMBB"
Smith won the Heisman Trophy earlier in 2021 and helped Alabama football win the 2021 College Football Playoff Championship. He is expected to be a high pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Alabama defeated Maryland 96-77 on Monday.
The Crimson Tide made 16-of-33 3-pointers for the game and 35-66 shots overall.
No. 2-seeded Alabama improved to 26-6 overall. No. 10 seed Maryland ended its 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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Mark Turgeon is the Maryland men's basketball head coach. Nate Oats is the Alabama 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.