TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama seniors Herbert Jones and John Petty were determined not to end their home Alabama careers with a loss to Auburn. Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly were determined to help make that happen.
The No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide (18-6, 13-2) fell to the No. 20 Arkansas Razorbacks (18-5, 10-4) 81-66 on the road, failing to capitalize on its opportunity to secure the SEC regular season championship. Arkansas is now riding an eight-game winning streak in the SEC after the victory.
The Alabama men's basketball team (10-3, 5-0) went into Rupp Arena tonight and defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (4-7, 3-1) on the road for the first time since 2006. The win extends the Crimson Tide winning streak to six games in a row and keeps the Crimson Tide in sole possession of first place in the SEC.
One night after suffering an 18-point loss to Stanford, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the UNLV Running Rebels in the Camping World Maui Invitational. Alabama made 15 3-point shots in the game to pull away from the Rebels on its way to an 86-74 victory.
Alabama basketball is officially underway in 21 days. Oats enters his second year with a roster that he can call his own. The Crimson Tide has depth and experience on the roster leading to high expectations for this year's team.