Mercer grabs another SEC scalp as Auburn loses. You can read the AP summary below. Alabama basketball defeated Florida A&M. You can read that AP summary below too. As for Alabama’s win tonight, Mark Gottfried said his Alabama team has improved. â€œThis team is learning how to be effective on offense and how to score,â€ he said. Gottfried pointed to better shot selection and less reliance on the three-point shot as areas of improvement. â€œWe need the ball around the basket,â€ Gottfried said.