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It might have been ugly, but the Alabama Crimson Tide walked off the field victorious at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 33-23. The twoMore >>
It might have been ugly, but the Alabama Crimson Tide walked off the field victorious at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 33-23.More >>
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Alabama's 2014 season starts on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia when the No. 2 ranked Crimson Tide takes on the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Tide will look to bounce back in 2014 and make a run for another national championship.More >>
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Troy takes on in state rival UAB on Saturday, in a game that has been the Trojans biggest rivalry since they stopped playing Middle Tennessee State.More >>
The Alabama men's basketball team lost a 53-50 decision to the Tulane Green Wave Sunday in Coleman Coliseum. Guard Trevor Lacey and forward Nick Jacobs led the Tide with 12 points apiece.
"I felt our guys, from an effort and focus standpoint, understood what we needed to do," UA head coach Anthony Grant said. "We had a real difficult time sustaining any success offensively in both halves. It really caught up with us in the second half when we had the opportunity to build on our lead or extend our lead. We let some possessions get away from us."
Lacey led the team in rebounding with six. Alabama falls to 7-5 on the season and the Green Wave improves to 11-3 overall. Tulane's Josh Davis led all scorers with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Jordan Callahan contributed 12 points including back-to-back three point baskets going into the last minute of the game.
Alabama went 19-48 (39.6%) from the field and shot 20 percent (3-15) from behind the arc. The Tide shot 75 percent from the line, going 9-12. The Green Wave shot 18-50 (36%) from the floor and 33.3 percent (7-21) from behind the arc. Tulane out rebounded the Tide 33-31 which resulted in 10 second-chance points.
Alabama and Tulane both got off to a slow start in the first half resulting in a 25-20 score going into halftime. Guard Levi Randolph led the Tide's six first-half scorers with six points and two assists. Tulane's Davis led all scorers in the first half with seven points and eight rebounds.
Both teams came out of the break shooting, going 6-6 in the first three minutes before hitting dry spell over the next three minutes. Tulane's Davis broke the spell after which Tulane went on a 10-0 run, gaining a 36-31 lead at the 12:03 mark. Alabama's Jacobs got the Tide back on the board with a jump shot at the 10:55 mark, kicking off an 11-0 Alabama run, giving the Tide a 42-36 lead.
At the 6:20 mark, Davis broke Alabama's run with a jump shot in the paint. The teams then traded baskets until Davis' lay-up pulled the Green Wave within one point at the 3:05 (45-44). Callahan's back-to-back three point baskets put the Green Wave ahead 50-45 going into the last minute. Alabama pulled within three with nine seconds left but was unable to close the gap.
Alabama returns after the New Year on Jan. 5 when they take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in Coleman Coliseum at 3 p.m. CT.
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