TUSACLOOSA, Ala. – There were many questions surrounding the Tide’s play coming into Tuesday night’s game following their embarrassing loss to Oklahoma the weekend prior. The Crimson Tide answered just about every one of those questions in the most positive way possible on Tuesday night.
Alabama returned home on Tuesday to take on Vanderbilt. The Tide absolutely demolished the Commodores, winning 101-44. The 57 point win is not only the Tide’s largest win over Vanderbilt in program history, but it’s also the Tide’s largest win over an SEC opponent in program history.
After starting the game trailing 5-0, Alabama went on a 21 point scoring run. They never looked back from there.
The Tide led 43-15 at halftime with everyone contributing.
Alabama refused to let their foot off the gas in the second half, outscoring the Commodores 58-29.
The story of the game tonight was hot shooting and unselfishness from the Tide. Alabama shot 59% from the floor and knocked down 19/41 threes for a stellar 46%. The shooting percentages were the best the Tide have had in a game this season. Alabama also finished with 29 assists, including eight from Mark Sears and seven from Jahvon Quinerly.
“We tell our guys frequently, just lose yourself in the game and the offense will take care of itself,” Coach Oats said, following the big win.
It seemed like many Tide players took his advice tonight, as Alabama had 11 different scorers, including five finishing with double figures. Brandon Miller knocked down six threes and scored a game-high 22 points. Nimari Burnett scored 16, Rylan Griffen had 12, Noah Gurley had 11 and Charles Bediako added 10.
Many people wondered just how Alabama would respond following the 24-point loss to Oklahoma, but almost no one could’ve predicted a 57-point win to be the answer.
“They answered the bell after the Oklahoma game. I thought it was a great way to respond,” Coach Oats said.
Alabama improves to a record of 19-3 with a perfect 9-0 record in SEC play, with the win on Tuesday night.
The Crimson Tide proved they are still one of the best teams in the country, and will look to continue to do so when they face LSU on the road Saturday afternoon.