BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There’s nothing sweeter than revenge, especially on the biggest stage.
While many college basketball fans watched Alabama and Maryland duke it out for a spot in the Sweet 16, Charles Bediako was having his own personal competition against Maryland’s Julian Reese. With Bediako representing IMG Academy and Reese championing St. Frances Academy, the now-Maryland forward had one of his better games against the Canadian in 2020.
Three years later, Bediako got the better of Reese as the Crimson Tide punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 thanks to a 73-51 victory over the Terapins.
“That was kind of a personal game for me,” Bediako said. “I played him in high school and his team got the best of my team. I played good, but they got the win. … I can’t remember but I’m pretty sure we lost by 11 so seeing him today I said ‘Ok it’s a little bit of a revenge game.’ I was glad w...