Bama Blows Out Bulldogs in Bounce Back Win
No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 108-59 in a big bounce back victory.
"So, happy with the way we moved the ball, took care of it. Obviously it helps to make shots, to get assists, but like 14 of our 20 made field goals in the first half or assisted. So the ball was moving, defense was good, rebounded, talked a lot about getting our rebounding short off. I thought we did a good job of that. Second chance points is 26, so we did a much better job in that area as well. So good win to get us going from our loss to Tennessee," said Alabama men's basketball head coach Nate Oats.
Alabama dominated on both sides of the ball, playing aggressive on offense and forcing bad shots on the defense.
The Crimson Tide scored 44 points in the paint, 20 second chance points, 11 points off turnovers, and the Bama bench score 52.
Brandon Miller led the way for the Crimson Tide with 21 points. Nick Pringle had a career-best night scoring 19, and Mark Sears scored 17 to help the Tide.
"The brotherhood that we have is tight, it's different. We believe in each other, we believe in the coaches, We've got a lot of leaders on this team. So I mean, like, this is different, this is something great to be a part of," said Pringle.
The Tide team had 49 total rebounds and 26 assists, as well as shot 61.9% from the floor and 47.1% from behind the arc.
The Bulldogs made 21 of its 56 field goals and only 4-of-13 from behind the arc.
Alabama picks up win No. 23 on the season, including 13-1 in conference play and records the most points in a game this season thus far.
The Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team takes on South Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at 8 p.m. CST. Coverage will be on Tide 100.9 FM and the Tide 100.9 app which is free to download in the App Store.