In one of Saturday’s most compelling men’s basketball matchups, Alabama had 3 chances to tie the score or win the game against Missouri in the final minute, but couldn’t put the Tigers away. The Tigers, ranked No. 17 in the Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll, upset the No. 7 Crimson Tide in their SEC matchup, 68-65.
Alabama, which trailed by 22 points with 12:38 remaining, exploded for a 21-2 run to pull within a point with 40 seconds to play. Herb Jones missed 2 short shots, one with what appeared to be substantial contact by Missouri’s Mitchell Smith, and a desperation 3-point try.
Alabama head basketball coach Nate Oats met with the media to discuss the first SEC loss of the season for the Tide. Video is courtesy of the SEC.