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.
One night after suffering an 18-point loss to Stanford, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the UNLV Running Rebels in the Camping World Maui Invitational. Alabama made 15 3-point shots in the game to pull away from the Rebels on its way to an 86-74 victory.
Alabama basketball is officially underway in 21 days. Oats enters his second year with a roster that he can call his own. The Crimson Tide has depth and experience on the roster leading to high expectations for this year's team.