3-Point Shooting Woes Continue as Tide Falls in College Station.
Once again, Alabama couldn't buy one from 3-point land, shooting a measly 19.4% in their regular season finale loss to the No. 24 ranked Texas A&M Aggies.
The Crimson Tide's 3-point struggles continue to become a trend, as Alabama has shot 25 of 116 (21.1%) from deep over the past four games. For perspective, the Tide haven't shot this poorly from 3-point range over a 4-game stretch since the 2014-15 season, when they shot 18/82 (22%).
Alabama has gone through stretches where they have struggled from behind the arc this season, but this is the worst it has been all year when it comes to 3-point shooting. If Alabama wants to go far in March, breaking the ice from 3-point land will be a necessity.
The Tide have the shooters to be able to shoot better down the stretch, but there is no telling if it will come in time.
In his postgame press conference, Nate Oats did touch on the recent struggle from deep.
"We got to get back in the gym, work on some individual skill stuff, particularly shooting," said Oats.
Alabama does have a six-day break before they play their first SEC tournament game, a break that is vital for a cold Alabama team.
"Not playing until Friday, we'll give them tomorrow off," said Oats concerning Alabama's six-day break. "On Monday and Tuesday, it'll be pretty much focused on what we need to do to get better. You know, [...] shooting"
With prime March basketball looming, Alabama needs to get back on track if they want to be able to make it to Houston on April 3rd.