NASHVILLE, Tenn.- After breaking the single-season record for wins at 28 yesterday, the accolades and celebrations did not stop for the Alabama Men’s Basketball team defeating Texas A&M to claim its second SEC Championship Title in three seasons.


Bridgestone Arena sounded like it was an Alabama home game from the tip. The Tide used the crowds energy to start the game on fire hitting three of its first five attempts from behind the arc. The Tide were led by Jahvon Quinerly, who was the 2021 SEC Tournament MVP and it showed scoring 11 points in the first half shooting three-for-four from behind the arc. Alabama’s defensive intensity led by first team SEC all-defensive team Charles Bediako had three blocks. The Tide held the aggies to shoot just 20% from the field, which help the Tide to extend the lead to as high as16 points. 


The second half, the Aggies had it as close as eight, in the 10 minute mark, but the Tide had exploded on offense closing out the game 31-20 in pure dominating fashion. Brandon Miller shined and had an emphatic slam with under four minutes left where the Tide had a lead as high as 24 points. Miller had 15 points in the second half and took complete control of the game. Noah Clowney, who struggled with foul trouble for much of the first half shined grabbing all 11 of his rebounds in the second half where the Tide dominated the Aggies on the glass 50-37 for the game.


Jahvon Quinerly after not hitting a field goal against Missouri was very efficient from the floor scoring 22 points on eight-for-14 shooting hitting four from behind the arc.

“Alabama is my second home and we set goals over the summer and this was one of them and the jobs not finished,” said Quinerly on what it meant for him to win the tournament and what’s next.


Miller finished with 23 points was not his most efficient outing only shooting five-for-20 from the field, but was efficient when it mattered most. Miller also was named 2023 SEC Tournament MVP and was also named to the SEC All-Tournament team.


Bediako had one of his best performances of the season earning his second double-double, which the Tide needed on a stage like today recording 12 points, 13 rebounds, but most impressively had five blocks. Bediako played some of his best basketball all year, and was named to the SEC All-tournament team.


“I thought this was the best game Charles has played in an Alabama uniform,” said Oats praising Bediako’s performance.

Alabama’s Coach Oats wins his second Conference title at Alabama, and has finally defeated A&M to move to one-in-four in his career against the Aggies.


Alabama will here its name called for Selection Show and will one seed headed to play in Birmingham, Ala. on Thursday. They will face the winner of Texas A&M-CC vs. SE Missouri St..