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No. 1 Bama breezes previous Texas A&M-CC in first spherical


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The No. 1 general seeded Alabama males’s basketball staff defeated the No. 16 seeded Texas A&M CC 96-75 inside Legacy Enviornment to advance to the South’s Area Second Spherical of the NCAA Event. The Crimson Tide will face the No. 8 seeded Maryland Terrapins on Saturday afternoon in Birmingham.

Alabama’s offense got here out of the gates on hearth on Thursday. The Tide (30-5) is outscoring its final 4 opponents 48-18 within the first jiffy of the final 4 video games. Alabama jumped out to an early 9-0 lead with seven of the primary 9 factors coming from Noah Clowney. Alabama made 10 threes in the course of the opening 20 minutes, taking a 54-34 lead into halftime. Mark Sears led all scorers on the break with 13 first half factors, together with 10 factors from Clowney to offer UA the 20-point halftime cushion.

The Crimson Tide had 5 gamers attain double figures on the offensive finish, led by 19 from Nick Pringle, 15 from Mark Sears, 13 from Jahvon Quinerly, 11 from Nimari Burnett and 10 from Noah Clowney. Pringle scored all 19 of his factors within the second half to associate with 15 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.

Texas A&M CC (24-11) had 4 gamers in double figures, led by Trevian Tennyson with 20 factors. Issac Mushila (15), Owen Dease (14) and Ross Williams (11) mixed with Tennyson to guide the Islanders’ offensive effort.

HEAD COACH NATE OATS POSTGAME COMMENTS
“March, survive and advance, I believe that is what we did. It was a superb offensive sport. Our protection has to get lots higher by Saturday. It was good to come back out and make some pictures. I used to be completely happy to see Mark. He is been within the health club working lots for the reason that SEC weekend. It confirmed. I assumed he got here out, shot it rather well. 4 straight sport Trey’s — JQ began. He began out with early leads in all of them. Sort of modified the narrative of that. We had been up 9-zip this sport, I believe. Should you mix our whole begins it was 48-18 these final 4 video games. It is nicer to play with a lead from the start. We had 21 assists tonight. I believe the ball has been transferring. Exhibits how unselfish our guys are. They stored enjoying. Saved preventing. They’d an awesome begin to the second half. I imagine Tennyson had 0 at half and ended up with 20 within the second half. Wasn’t nice for our protection. We’ll be higher in opposition to Maryland; we’re going to need to be or we cannot get a win. Nice to maneuver to the second spherical. None of those match video games are purported to be simple.”

TEAM STATS

  • Thursday’s first spherical matchup marks the second time the Tide and the Islanders have confronted on the hardwood, UA defeated Texas A&M CC 76-54 on Dec. 22, 2004, in Tuscaloosa in the one earlier matchup between the 2 squads
  • Alabama’s 96-75 victory over Texas A&M CC is the primary win for UA inside Legacy Enviornment since Dec. 18, 2019, when the Tide defeated the Samford Bulldogs 105-87
  • Alabama is now 3-0 in NCAA Event video games performed in Birmingham, with the newest victories coming within the first and second rounds of the 1987 NCAA Event when UA defeated North Carolina A&T and New Orleans
  • Alabama made 15 three-pointers in the course of the sport, inserting second in program historical past for many made three-pointers in an NCAA Event sport solely trailing 16 made threes within the Spherical of 32 sport in opposition to Maryland in 2021
  • Along with his 4 blocked pictures right now, Charles Bediako has now blocked 15 pictures within the postseason
  • Alabama had 5 gamers attain double figures in the course of the sport, Nick Pringle (19), Mark Sears (15), Jahvon Quinerly (13), Nimari Burnett (11) and Noah Clowney (11)
  • Nick Pringle picked up his second double-double of the season with 19 factors and 15 rebounds
  • Alabama held a slight edge on the glass, outrebounding the Islanders 48-44
  • Alabama dished out 21 assists in comparison with 8 from Texas A&M CC, led by Jaden Bradley with six
  • The Crimson Tide’s bench outscored the Islander’s bench 49-29
  • Alabama led for the whole thing of the competition

FIRST HALF

  • Alabama got here out of the gates on hearth, opening a commanding 9-0 lead on seven of the early factors coming from Noah Clowney
  • Clowney had met his season common of 10 factors per sport earlier than the second media timeout of the half
  • Alabama hit 5-of-7 from past the arc earlier than hitting the midway level of the opening stanza
  • Mark Sears made three consecutive three-pointers on three consecutive possessions to stretch the UA result in 37-23 with 7:20 to play
  • The Tide’s 10 first half three-pointers positioned third in all-time three-pointers made in a sport for Alabama in the course of the NCAA Event
  • Alabama handed the 50-point mark within the first half for the fifth time this season
  • Alabama outrebounded Texas A&M CC 24-16, whereas shelling out 12 first half assists in comparison with three from the Islanders
  • Sears led all scorers on the intermission with 13 factors
  • Alabama shot 53 p.c (17-of-32) from the sector and 59 p.c (10-of-17) from three, whereas Texas A&M CC made 31 p.c (11-of-35) from the sector and 25 p.c (3-of-12) from past the arc within the opening body
  • Alabama led for the whole thing of the primary half and by no means let the rating get nearer than three factors

SECOND HALF

  • Texas A&M CC opened the primary 2:19 on an 8-3 run to chop the result in 57-44, forcing an Alabama timeout
  • Alabama responded nicely and sparked a 7-0 run of its personal over 1:00 to stretch the lead again out to twenty (64-44), with 15:39 remaining within the sport
  • Nick Pringle was very lively in the course of the second half; the junior had all 19 of his factors within the second half together with grabbing 10 rebounds (15 whole) to report his second double-double of the season
  • The Tide shot 42 p.c (16-of-38) within the second half to place up 42 second half factors
  • Alabama dished out 9 second half assists, with a two a bit coming from Brandon Miller, Jaden Bradley, and Rylan Griffen
  • Charles Bediako and Griffen had a pair of blocks a bit within the second stanza

UP NEXT
Alabama will transfer onto the Second Spherical in opposition to the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday afternoon inside Legacy Enviornment

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