Maryland Guard Seth Allen Breaks Bone in Shooting Hand; Will Miss the Remainder of the NIT
According to a report from the Baltimore Sun, Maryland freshman guard Seth Allen is done for the season after breaking a bone in his shooting hand.
Allen, who is a lefty, also broke his hand a season ago as a high school senior. The Terrapins earned a No. 2 seed within the 2013 NIT Tournament, so that is the extent of Allen’s missed time. He is expected to recover and be just fine for the 2013-14 season.
Allen stands at 6-foot-1 and has been highly productive in the Terrapins’ first two games of the NIT. Maryland has advanced forward into the quarterfinal round with back-to-back victories and are now one more win away from advancing to the semifinal round in New York City.
Allen’s injury however, will surely be a difficult blow considering his recent production. In two NIT games, Allen was averaging 14.0 points per game. That over six points higher than his season average of 7.8 per contest.
The Terrapins had some missed opportunities late in the season to lock up and make a case for a berth within the NCAA Tournament. However, even despite advancing to the semifinal round of the ACC Tournament, Maryland found themselves within the NIT. The Terrapins are looking to make the most out of this situation and keep their postseason alive.
“It’s a big blow to us because of the way he’s been playing,” Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon told the Baltimore Sun.
Maryland will take on No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday night. Winner will advance to Madison Square Garden.
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