After a few weeks of sloppy play masked by brilliant play at crunch time, the bill came due for No. 24 Alabama as the lethargic Crimson Tide dropped a 65-62 home decision to UCF.
While most of its fan base was fast asleep, Alabama’s two-game Las Vegas swing got off to a rocky start late Monday, as the Crimson Tide fell 68-60 to Valparaiso in the semifinals of the Men Who Speak Up Main Event tournament.
Alabama honored its three seniors before their last regular season game at Coleman Coliseum, but it was the freshman duo of Dazon Ingram and Braxton Key that combined for 41 points as the Crimson Tide downed Ole Miss 70-55 Wednesday to clinch the No. 5 seed in next week’s SEC tournament.
Dazon Ingram and Collin Sexton scored 22 points apiece as No. 24 Alabama erased a double-digit deficit to get past Louisiana Tech with a 77-74 home victory.
A day after a discouraging loss to No. 23 Xavier, Alabama bounced back by limiting No. 20 Wichita State 31.1 percent shooting from the field and held on for a 64-60 win in a consolation game at the AdvoCare Invitational at Walt Disney World’s HP Field House.
The Crimson Tide doesn’t deserve a return trip to the NCAA tournament, and it probably doesn’t have to worry about it any more. Gifted yet another opportunity at a quality win to burnish its credentials, Bama couldn’t close the deal against an Auburn team that has struggled to recreate last year’s chemistry and had no road wins of note.
By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 10, 2016 Alabama put together its best offensive performance in weeks, shooting nearly 53 percent from the field, and got 15...
Alabama is leaving the Magic Kingdom on a high after finding a magical shooting touch. The Crimson Tide shot a season-high 54.4 percent from the floor and got a game-winning layup from Retin Obasohan with eight seconds left to stun No. 17 Notre Dame 74-73 in the fifth-place game of the AdvoCare Invitational at Walt Disney World.
The Crimson Tide still does a mean zombie impression when the chips are down. After especially embarrassing losses in Avery Johnson’s first season, Alabama had a habit of bouncing back strong the next game. Sure enough, Bama channeled its frustration from Saturday’s blowout loss in Auburn to ruin the night of the Bulldogs, who are suddenly sliding off the NCAA tournament bubble.
By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 27, 2016 Where to watch: Auburn (11-16, 5-10 SEC) at Alabama (16-11, 7-8) - 4 p.m. Central today, Coleman Coliseum, SEC...