Gamecocks End an Impressive Alabama Feat in OT Loss
Coming into Wednesday night's matchup against South Carolina, Alabama had maintained an impressive stat throughout the entirety of SEC play.
Up until Feb. 22, the Tide had held every opposing SEC team to under 70 points in a game.
Now, the SEC doesn't simply have weak offensive teams either, as they contain some of the top offenses in the country such as Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas to under the 70 point mark. Those three teams average a combine 76.67 points a night.
However, it did take South Carolina five extra minutes to break 70 on the Alabama defense, as the team scored 68 points in regulation.
Alabama's defense has been greatly improved since last season, going from the weak point of the team (92 in KenPom) to on of it's best advantages (Five in KenPom).
Alabama has defenders all over the court at all times. Whether it is the starting lineup which consists of four elite defenders or going into the bench and pulling out Nimari Burnett, who is one of the best perimeter defenders in the country, speaks volumes about the depth and prowess of this Nate Oats squad.
Alabama's defense will be put to the test this Saturday against Arkansas, who averages 75 points a game and has five separate double-digit scorers.
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