Alabama Men’s Basketball Runs Past Winthrop, 72-60
The Alabama men’s basketball team (7-2) won its fifth consecutive game, defeating the Winthrop Eagles (6-3) by a score of 72-60 on Wednesday night inside Coleman Coliseum.
In a back-and-forth opening half, Alabama used a 7-0 run to close the period to take a five point advantage at 32-27. The Tide would keep the momentum coming out of the break, stringing together a 21-6 stretch to begin the second half to put the game away.
Sophomore Justin Coleman tied a season-high with 18 points to lead Alabama in scoring. Junior Jimmie Taylor (14), senior Retin Obasohan (12) and Arthur Edwards (11) also finished in double figures on the night. Taylor hauled in 11 rebounds as well for the team’s first double-double of the season and the third of his career.
For the game, the Tide shot 28-of-54 (51.9 percent) from the floor and recorded 40 rebounds while the Eagles shot 21-for-56 (37.5 percent) from the field and collected 30 rebounds. Alabama was a dominant force in the paint, outscoring Winthrop 42-22.
Next up, the Tide takes on the Oregon Ducks in the Vulcan Classic, presented by BBVA Compass, on Monday, Dec. 21. The contest will take place in Birmingham’s Legacy Arena and is slated to tip off at 8:00 p.m. CT.