The top seeded Alabama Crimson Tide has struggled this season starting quickly in early tip-offs this season. That was not the case today as the Tide boat-raced the Mississippi State Bulldogs 85-48 in the opening game of today's SEC quarterfinals.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama seniors Herbert Jones and John Petty were determined not to end their home Alabama careers with a loss to Auburn. Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly were determined to help make that happen.
The SEC announced today that the Alabama Crimson Tide (18-6, 13-2) will play the Georgia Bulldogs (14-9, 7-9) in Athens on Saturday March 6 at 1 p.m. CT. The Crimson Tide has this game added to its schedule due to the postponement of its trip to Texas A&M on Feb. 18.
Jones battled through a hand injury last season and is dealing with a back injury among other minor injuries this year. Still, the senior is averaging 11.4 PPG, 5.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game this season.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (14-3, 9-0) defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (5-10, 4-4) 70-59 to emerge victorious in both contests with the 'Cats in the 2020-21 regular season. It is the first time Alabama has defeated Kentucky twice in a season since 1988-89. The Crimson Tide remains undefeated in conference play and in firm control of the top position.