Alabama basketball collapses against Texas A & M



The good news? After two consecutive games at half-time, the Alabama basketball team had a lead early in the second period.

Bad news? The last 12 minutes. And it was not just bad news, but it was a real collapse as the Crimson Tide saw a 12-point lead evaporate in a 65-56 loss to Texas A & M. Ended a season sweep against AU by the Aggies, who have won only four games of the Southeast Conference this season, including two against those in Alabama.

The scarlet tide led 44-32 on a Herbert Jones dunk with 12:33 to play but scored only 12 points more in the competition, while rarely stopping the Texas A & M offensive in a series of 33-12. The match was still tied at 50-50 with 5:49 to go but the Aggies took the lead for good when Donta Hall was called for the goalkeeper on a shot by Christian Mekowulu with 5:10 to go.

"They did a hell of a race in the second half, but it started earlier," said Alabama 's coach. Avery Johnson I said. "We did not have a good start in the second half. We did not close well in the first half and were not ready to play in the second half. "

Among the problems of the second half, there was 3 point shooting, ranging from 1 to 11 beyond the bow.

"We missed a few good points at 3 points, an open appearance that could have really helped us," Johnson said. "Then they managed a couple of difficult ones at the end of the clock. But give them credit. They scored 41 points in the (second) half and it's hard to do. "

Alabama had less than 60 points for a second game in a row, the first since the 2017 season.

"I do not remember a time this year when we had only one guy (Tevin Mack) in double digits, "said Johnson. "It's not our game. We have to go back, understand what's going on and take and hit our throws with confidence. "

Mack led Alabama with 14 points. Savion Flagg and Wendell Mitchell each had 18 points for Texas A & M (11-14, 4-9 SEC).

Alabama (15-11, 6-7 SEC) will try to break its three-game losing streak on Saturday by welcoming Vanderbilt.


Summary of the notation
Texas A & M 65, Alabama 56
Alabama (15-11)
Hall 3-5 0-1 6, Ingram 2-6 1-2 6, Petty 3-8 1-1 7, Lewis 2-11 0-0 5, Mack 6-10 1-1 14, Giddens 1-5 1 -2-3, A.Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 2-2 0-0 4, Norris 3-8 0-0 9. Totals 23-57 4-7 56.

Texas A & M (11-14)
Mekowulu 2-5 2-2 6, Mahan 1-5 3-3 6, Mitchell 7-17 2-3 18, Collins 0-1 0-0 0, Flagg 7-14 2-2 18, Nebo 1-4 2 -2 4, J.Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Starks 1-3 2-2 4, Chandler 3-5 2-2 9. Totals 22-54 15-16 65.

Halftime: Alabama 30-24. Objectives in 3 points: Alabama 6-23 (Norris 3-7, Ingram 1-3, Mack 1-4, Lewis 1-7, Petty 0-1, A.Johnson 0-1), Texas A & M 6-23 (Flagg 2-6 , Mitchell) 2-8, Chandler 1-3, Mahan 1-4, Starks 0-1, Collins 0-1). dirty: No. rebounds: Alabama 29 (Norris, Petty 6), Texas A & M 33 (Flagg, Mekowulu 8). aid: Alabama 15 (Lewis 4), Texas A & M 10 (Mitchell, Starks 3). Total mistakes: Alabama 13, Texas A & M 12.


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