Gators slap Bama back into reality

Well, it was a fun run while it lasted.

The University of Alabama basketball team did its best impression of the Michigan State Spartans last bowl season and got their you-know-what’s handed to them in Gainsville.

Luckily, not everyone has ESPNU and didn’t see it. Let’s hope the NCAA Tournament Committee doesn’t have it either.

The Tide and No. 14 Gators were deadlocked at 30 at the half, but that would quickly change as Florida would sprint out to an eleven point lead and never look back.

“They came out with great energy in the second half, got some shots to fall and it kind of snowballed on us from there,” UA head coach Anthony Grant said.

If by snowball Grant meant avalanche, he was dead on.

Bama’s lack of a perimeter shooter was never so apparent than on this night; Ray Charles would’ve had a similar shooting percentage beyond the arc.

Bama was 1 of 8 from three-point land, Releford having the lone success. But perhaps a better story is why they attempted eight in the first place.

We are talking division 1 basketball, and the Crimson Tide attempted only 8 three’s in a make-shift conference regular season championship game…most of which came late when they were trying to catch up.

By comparison, the Gators were 8 for 21 behind the arc, meaning, 21 times they felt they had a legitimate shot at a three-pointer. How Alabama has won 19 games without the ability to shoot is as amazing as it is depressing.

With the 78-51 trampling, Bama drops to 19-10 overall, and still a respectable 11-4 in league play. But its dance ticket was severely damaged with the loss, the West’s collective RPI a staggering 128 (compared to 31 in the East).

It may take a win over Georgia Saturday coupled with a stout run in the SEC Tournament the following week to make the Tournament. That and a committee who elected to watch their DVR recording of the Bachelor in favor of this beating.

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  1. 2
    bamadon

    This was a hugh let down but Anthony Grant has the program
    going in the right direction. In reality it just proved Alabama
    is a FOOTBALL SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 3
    bamabino

    Posters like #1 who create a new screen name for every occasion, even with more frequency than they chang their underwear, have to be the biggest dumbass losers of them all.

  3. 4
    Crimsonite

    Yeah, pretty sure that’s Micro Dick The Ewok up there. Guess Kharma is a bitch whe it abandons you. The usual second half kick wasn’t there. But then they have looked like $hit since the Barnturd game. Georgia gave Florida fits in both games. If we lose to them our only chance will be to win the Tournament which will mean beating 2 if not 3 out of Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Georgia. Not likely. Well a team with no offense and no perimiter shooters doesn’t belong in The Big Dance anyway. Maybe they can bring home an NIT trophy. Truth is the Tounament starts the same week as Spring Training, so who on here gives a $hit anyway? Can’t wait to see McCarron, Simms and the Big Aussie among others! RTR! Oh, just a side note: Phuck Awbie and their dead trees! And how about everyone saying that Darius may knock Fartley out of the #1 position and Julio with a broken foot is the fastest and best reciever at the Combine. AJ Who?RDTR!!

  4. 5
    No NCAA Tourny for Bama it was all for nothing!

    Barn turd! Damn that is creative did that high school GED you got to work at the factory help you come up with that one? This website has some of the worst uneducated Alabama fans I have seen since I was in Alabama for the Iron Bowl.

  5. 6
    No NCAA Tourny for Bama it was all for nothing!

    Please start McCarron! !hat kid sucks more then Crimsonite’s wife at my bachelor party!

  6. 11
    Mike Reaves

    J.w , Tell me what you mean! You are one ignorant person and i mean that literally. You can hide behind this blog punk, I would like to talk to you in person name the time and place. By the way my Mother passed away 1 yr ago this past Dec.

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