Tide Outlast Tigers In Victory


It wasn't pretty but it was a victory. The Tide won their 20th game of the season defeating the Auburn Tigers 55-49. The game started like the first game between the pair this season with Auburn taking the early lead on the Tide, but Bama would fight back to take the lead with their defense.

The Tide would hold the Tigers scoreless for most of the first half making an 9-0 run to take the lead going into the half before the Tigers had a run of their own to cut the lead to two.

Auburn took the lead several times in the second half, but it was the play of senior JaMychal Green that made all the difference in this game. He along with Trevor Lacey (10 points) helped the Tide overcome a 30 percent shooting night.

"For this to be my last game at Coleman Coliseum that's the way I'd like to go out," said Green

Green ended up with 15 points on senior night and with only seconds to go in the game, made a clutch shot to shut the door on an Auburn comeback.

"Everybody stayed together as a team," Green said. "Shots we normally hit weren't falling tonight. We had to just go inside and get fouled, and that's what we did, and we converted on the free-throw line."

A frustrated Frankie Sullivan sums up the Tigers loss by saying this: "We just folded at the end. "We've been doing that all season."

After the game, Alabama coach Anthony Grant held up five fingers to crowd to show this was the Tide's fith victory in a row over the Tigers.

The Tide's last regular season game will be Saturday at 3 o'clock versus Ole Miss. A victory for the Tide will sew up fourth place in the SEC, and a bye in the SEC Tournament.

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