Alabama students have been guilty of chanting for sophomore Lawson Schaffer to see more time on the court all season whenever the Crimson Tide leads regardless of how much time remains in the game.
On Wednesday night, Johnson decided to give the fans what they wanted while his team stared at a 3-point deficit with just over five minutes remaining in the first half against Ole Miss.
The sophomore from Cullman, Alabama made the most of his opportunity and knocked down a 3-pointer. His teammates added eight more points to finish the 11-2 run that allowed Alabama to take control of a lead it would never lose as the Crimson Tide claimed a 70-55 victory over the Rebels.
The win against Ole Miss (18-12, 9-8 Southeastern conference) was an important one for Alabama’s position in the SEC Tournament. The Crimson Tide (17-12, 10-7 SEC) now has control of the fifth seed in the conference, and should Alabama lose Saturday the farthest it can drop is sixth.
Nine players scored in the victory, but as usual, it was the freshman duo of Braxton Key (19 points) and Dazon Ingram (a career-high 22 points) that powered Alabama’s offense.
Jimmie Taylor finished the night with three blocks to bring his career total to 201. He is the sixth player in program history to reach the 200 mark and he is 12 away from taking fifth place away from former Alabama player JaMychal Green.
Fellow seniors Corban Collins and Bola Olaniyan also left their mark on what could be their final game inside Coleman Coliseum. Collins, the team’s No. scoring threat scored five points to match his highest scoring output since a Feb. 7th game against South Carolina. Olaniyan grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
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Source:: The Crimson White Sports