TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama basketball team stopped the bleeding in a big way Tuesday night with a 63-57 win against Tennessee at Coleman Coliseum.
With the game tied at 57 and under a minute to go Arthur Edwards hit a three pointer to put the Tide ahead for good, ending an SEC slump that saw the Tide lose six of seven games.
Alabama started the game ice cold missing 12 of its first 14 shots as Tennessee went on a 14-0 run and built a big lead. Alabama was able to end the first half on their own 14-4 run and close the gap to 25-24 heading into the break.
Tennessee came out firing in the second half making five three pointers in a four minute span, extending the lead to 48-33 with under 14 minutes to go. Then the Tide put together another run, led by Shannon Hale and Retin Obasohan. The two scored all of Alabama’s points in a 14-0 run that saw the Tide close the lead to 48-47 with eight minutes to go.
After Tennessee extended the lead to 55-47 with four minutes left, Alabama finished the game on a 16 to 2 run.
Obasohan led the Tide with 22 points. Hale added 20.
Alabama (11-8, 2-5 SEC) will play next at South Carolina Saturday at 5 p.m.CT.
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