Thursday, March 8, 2012
Balanced Tide Attack Survives and Advances
Led by 15 points from Trevor Lacey, 12 from Jaymichele Green, 10 from Nick Jacobs and 9 each from Trevor Releford and Levi Randolph, Alabama was able to withstand some timely three point shooting from South Carolina to advance in the SEC Tournament.
Clinging to a 2 point lead with under 3 minutes left, the freshman, Mr. Basketball, Trevor Lacey sliced through an overplay on a ball screen for a basket, then provided 'Bama's only made 3 pointer of the game with a top of the key jumper as time was winding down on the shot clock and and moments later added two free throws to cap his own 7 point outburst to provide the difference in the game.
With the win, the Tide avenges its worst loss of the year in Columbia and now gets an opportunity to avenge the St. Valentine's Day Massacre that took place in Coleman Coliseum by playing Florida tomorrow afternoon.
March Basketball is all about survive and advance and thats exactly what Alabama accomplished today. No style points needed, just wins. Another win tomorrow and 'Bama may see its seeding continue to rise.