Alabama Men’s Basketball Falls Short to Vanderbilt, 76-75, in Conference Road Opener
The Alabama Men’s Basketball team came up just short to Vanderbilt, 76-75, on Tuesday night in Memorial Gymnasium. Freshman Collin Sexton turned in a perfect 7-of-7 performance on the free throw line to lead all scorers with 24 points, while adding five assists and three steals.
The Tide trailed by nine with 1:41 left to play after a Vanderbilt layup, but rallied back into the game using an 8-0 run to cut the Commodore’s lead to 74-73 with 0:46 left to play. A fortunate bounce led to a Vanderbilt layup by Djery Baptiste at the 0:18 mark that would ultimately be the deciding basket.
Alabama shot 50 percent from the field (26-of-52), including a 57.7 percent effort (15-of-26) from the floor in the second half. Vanderbilt had four players reach double figures to the Tide’s two. Junior Donta Hall also added 14 points and six rebounds.
Alabama will continue conference play on Saturday, Dec. 6, when it travels to Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. CT and the game will be televised on SEC Network.