It’s been a long, up and down year for the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team. The Tide currently sit tied for sixth in the SEC at 6-6 in conference play and 15-10 overall. They currently ride a two-game losing streak with double digit losses on the road to Mississippi State and at home against Florida this past Saturday.
Tonight, Alabama travels to College Station to take on Texas A&M, a team the Tide has already faced once this year, and lost to at home. It was a close game though, with Texas A&M having to make a large second half comeback and beating Alabama on a dramatic buzzer beater to give Alabama their second loss in conference play and only second loss at home on the season.
Texas A&M hasn’t had much of a season within the SEC, currently sitting tied for 11th with Missouri at 3-9 in conference play and sitting at 10-14 overall. Both of these squads were NCAA tournament teams last year winning a combined three games, but both are currently on the outside looking in and most likely needing an SEC tournament win to make it at all.
While Alabama averages 74.4 points per game on the season they have only averaged 57.5 in their last two games and have scored less than 70 in four of their last five road games. Kira Lewis continues to be the leading scorer with 14.4 ppg, 2.9 apg and 2.4 rpg.
Texas A&M looks to get back into the win column after a loss on the road at South Carolina this past weekend. TJ Starks is the leading scorer for the Aggies with 13 ppg, 3.6 apg and 2.4 rpg.
As you get ready for the game, which tips off at 8 pm CT tonight on the SEC Network, listen as Cecil Hurt recaps the Tide’s dismal performance against Florida this past weekend.