Alabama Men’s Basketball Upsets No. 12 Oklahoma, 80-73, in Big 12/SEC Challenge
The Alabama men’s basketball team took down No. 12/11 Oklahoma, 80-73, in front of a sold out crowd in Coleman Coliseum Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Tide’s (14-7, 5-3 SEC) defense held the Sooners (15-5, 5-3 Big 12) to 40.8 percent shooting from the field (29-of-71) while shooting a stellar 55.6 percent from the floor (30-of-54).
Offensively, freshman Collin Sexton led Alabama with 18 points, while freshman Herbert Jones was the second leading scorer for the Tide with a season high of 14 points. Sophomore Braxton Key also put up double figures, scoring 11 points.
Furthermore, junior Donta Hall turned in a huge performance down low, blocking a career-high eight shots, which ties for fifth in program history for the most blocks recorded in a single game. Hall also led the team with seven rebounds while adding two assists and a steal.
Alabama returns to conference play on Wednesday, Jan. 31 when it hosts the Missouri Tigers at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN 2.