Freshman Braxton Key registered a career-high 26 points to help lift the Alabama men’s basketball team to an 80-60 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday night at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. With the win, the Crimson Tide improves to an overall 12-7 record, including a 5-2 mark in Southeastern Conference play.
 
Alabama had four players finish in double figures. Key led all scorers with a career-high 26 points, while senior Corban Collins junior Riley Norris registered 15 points each. Senior Jimmie Taylor was the final Alabama player to finish in double digits, as the big center tallied 10 points.  
 
The Tide shot 53 percent from the field in the first half, while dominating the rebound battle by a 16-10 margin. Alabama tallied 22 points in the paint, while holding Georgia to just six. Freshman Braxton Key went into the locker room with a game-high 16 first half points, while Taylor and junior Riley Norris followed behind with eight and seven points, respectively.
 
The narrative remained the same in the second half, as the Tide went on to hold a 20-point lead at the midway point of the half, 59-39. From that point on, Alabama cruised to an 80-60 victory over the Bulldogs.
 
Alabama shot 51 percent from the field in the 40 minute contest, while shooting 60 percent from beyond the arc. 
 
The Tide will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 28, when it hosts the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Coleman Coliseum in a game that is set to broadcast on the SEC Network at 5 p.m. CT.