TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – For the fourth time this season the Alabama basketball team has beaten a ranked opponent. The Tide outlasted No. 15 Texas A&M 63-62 Wednesday night inside Coleman Coliseum, their most wins over ranked teams since the 2001-02 regular season.
Leading by eight with 3:52 remaining, the Tide allowed the Aggies back in it as they closed to within 63-62. Texas A&M had the final possession as Anthony Collins was fouled with less than three seconds on the clock, but he missed both free throws.
“Tonight’s game… we’re just excited on a lot of different levels,” head coach Avery Johnson said. “We had some key contributions across the board. The two guys (Obasohan and Hall) here, Retin just again, he’s been kind of our superman all year. We can depend on him. He does a lot of different things for us, solves a lot of problems. He plays both ends of the floor, plays on the ball, off the ball. He gets assists, he gets steals and he rebounds. We have another big one on Friday, but we’re going to enjoy this one tonight.”
Alabama has now won three straight SEC games for the first time since 2013. The Tide is now tied for eighth place in the SEC at 5-6 in conference, 14-9 overall.
Next up Alabama heads to Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 13 to take on the Florida Gators. The game is slated for a 4:30 p.m. CT tip.