Ivy League Decision to Postpone Fall Sports, Could Have an Impact on Alabama Men’s Basketball
The Ivy Leagues decision to postpone fall sports, will affect Alabama Men’s Basketball's scheduled matchup with Yale this season.
A multi series matchup was announced for the two teams, back in April.
Unfortunately, a December 1st game wouldn't be possible with the Ivy League announcement that they will not reevaluate their spring plans until January.
After an 81-80 loss to the Penn Quakers last season, Oats and his new roster were hoping to get a second crack at the Ivy League super team.
Alabama is currently 1-0 against the Bulldogs, after a matchup that took place many years ago. The game took place on December 28th, 2008, with a close final score of 66-63. In a game which they were led by guard Alonzo Gee, who dropped 20 points in the win for coach Mark Gottfried's team.
Yale grad transfer, Jordan Bruner was also hoping to have a big homecoming game against his former team. Thankfully, the SEC hasn't cancelled their basketball season just yet, so Bruner will still get a chance to play this year. Bruner averaged 10.9 points and 9.2 rebounds last year for the Yale Bulldogs in 2019. As a fifth year senior, Bruner hopes that one year at Alabama can put him in a good position to get a shot in the NBA.
Bruner chose the Crimson Tide over Maryland and Baylor, so he clearly sees something special brewing in Tuscaloosa. When he committed to Alabama he told the fans, "I'm wired to prove people wrong. A lot of people think Alabama is the worst team out of the three, but I believe in myself, my new teammates, and Coach Oats' vision. We're going to be one of the best teams in the country."
Along with plenty of other basketball teams, Alabama will have to find a replacement for their 2020-2021 schedule.