Bama, minus Green and Mitchell, loses to Florida - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Bama, minus Green & Mitchell, loses to Florida

Posted: Updated:
  • SPORTS</FONT></b></TD><TD WIDTH="70" VALIGN="middle" NOWRAP><b><A HREF="/Global/category.asp?C=1191"><FONT STYLE="FONT-FAMILY:Verdana,Arial; FONT-SIZE:11px; COLOR:#000000; text-decoration: underline;">more >></FONT></A>SPORTSMore>>

  • Blue team beats White team in Auburn A-Day game

    Blue team beats White team in Auburn A-Day game

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:13:23 GMT
    The Auburn Tigers held their annual A-Day spring game on Saturday and it was a blowout as the Blue team dominated the White team 58-3. The high powered Auburn offense picked up right where they left offMore >>
    The Auburn Tigers held their annual A-Day spring game on Saturday and it was a blowout as the Blue team dominated the White team 58-3.More >>
  • Alabama defense dominates spring game

    Alabama defense dominates spring game

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:46:20 GMT
    Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.More >>
    Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.More >>
  • Bama, Auburn, Mizzou hold spring games

    Bama, Auburn, Mizzou hold spring games

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:47:53 GMT
    (RNN) - Three more SEC teams have their spring football games on Saturday, April 19 as the spring practice season winds down. Auburn's A-Day Game will be televised on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET. The Tigers willMore >>
    Auburn, Alabama and Missouri will finish up spring practice with spring games. Auburn and the Crimson Tide will have their A-Day games televised.More >>

The Alabama men's basketball team fell to 16-9 overall and 5-6 in Southeastern Conference play with a 61-52 loss to the No. 14 Florida Gators Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum.

Alabama, playing without suspended starters Tony Mitchell and JaMychal Green, was led by junior Andrew Steele's 11 points. Sophomore Charles Hankerson added nine points while sophomore Trevor Releford totaled eight points.

Freshman Levi Randolph had a game-high nine rebounds. "In my opinion, we've got to play with more self-confidence and more team pride in terms of the way we approach every single game, no matter what goes into the game," UA head coach Anthony Grant said. "We've got to compete every single time we step out there.

We've got some young guys right now that need to learn that, in terms of the consistency of what it takes to compete at this level and be the type of players we are capable of being."

The Tide opened the game with a Nick Jacobs dunk, courtesy of a Rodney Cooper assist. From there, Alabama would hold or share the lead for the next two minutes until Florida was able to eventually pull in front, taking a 16-11 advantage at the 8:45 juncture of the half. The Gator lead wouldn't last long, as Alabama embarked on a 9-0 run over the next 2:37, getting scoring contributions from four different players during the stretch to take its biggest lead of the first half at 20-16.

The Gators would eventually tie things up, leaving the score knotted at 26-26 at the half. Florida opened the second half on a 16-0 run spanning the first five minutes of the half to take a 42-26 lead. The Tide would fight its way back, but could get no closer than 10 points for the remainder of the half until a basket in the final seconds resulted in the game's final nine-point margin.

Florida sophomore forward Patric Young scored a game-high 19 points to pace the Gators, who improve to 20-6 and 8-3 in the SEC.

Up next, Alabama will host the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday, Feb. 18. Tip-off at Coleman Coliseum is set for 12:30 p.m. (CST).

Powered by WorldNow