In what was a must win game for Anthony Grant’s Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team, Bama ended a four game losing streak to take the 72-66 win in front of a sell-out crowd of 13,145.
Trevor Releford led all scorers with 18 and JaMychal Green added 14 from the bench to lift the Tide over Arkansas. The home team has not lost in the series since 2007.
With the win Alabama improved to 14-7 overall, and 3-4 in SEC play. The win was also Alabama’s 500th win all-time in Coleman Coliseum. Arkansas falls to 15-5, and 3-3.
Bama’s next must-win of the year comes next Saturday as the Ole Miss Rebels come to town for a 7:00pm tip.