BY NICK TAYLOR
Alabama defeated miss st 87-85 in an epic double overtime contest at Coleman Coliseum Saturday afternoon. The game was a sea-saw affair with numerous lead changes in both halves. The game started out as a ragged defensive game but quickly evolved into a much more explosive and offensively oriented contest after halftime that lasted through both overtime periods until the game concluded.
The Tide was lead by Alonzo Gee's 28 points,11 of which came during the two overtime periods. Senario Hillman also chipped in 21 points with 19 coming after the halftime intermission. In my opinion though this game was one where the statistical data did not necessarily tell the whole story but rather a game in which intangibles such as good free throw shooting 31-39from the line for the game, and effort on both ends of the floor made the difference for bama.
The Tide moved to 14-12 overall and 4-8 in the sec. Alabama will host Arkansas wednesday night at 7PM.
for a complete game boxscore click the ALONZO GEE link above his photo...