Greatest Show on Earth Although the season has just begun, my nerves are already frayed. Inevitable injuries (Get well soon, Dylan Moses et al!) have struck the defense but freshmen are here to play. This roster is deep!
Taulia was shining bright in his debut to the enthusiastic support of his brother. Tua has taken steps in the off season to strengthen his game and appears able to go the distance (knock on wood.) Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle continue to make big plays. The defense was tough and ready.
Alabama attempted a season-high 39 three-pointers -- two shy of the school record set in 2004 against East Tennessee State -- and made 13 . . . Huntsville Times
"For us to still win by 14 when they set an SEC record [for free throwing shooting percentage], that speaks a lot to what else we were doing well because we did not do a good job of keeping them off of the free throw line," Oats said . . . Crimson White
Individually the Tide was led by Petty with 20 points on 6-12 shooting, including 4-10 from deep. The junior also grabbed six rebounds in 36 minutes of action . . . SB Nation
Five Alabama players scored in double figures with Petty leading the way with 20 points. Reese and Jaden Shackelford scored 17 points apiece . . . Bama Online
Alabama basketball overcame a perfect 31-for-31 free-throw performance by Missouri Saturday afternoon to win its second-consecutive game, 88-74 . . . Sports Illustrated
Yet Alabama won anyway, pulling away for an 88-74 victory that gave the surging Tide its eighth win over the last 11 games . . . Birmingham News
Missouri is a solid team this year. Like most of Cuonzo Martin's teams over the years, the Tigers defend well, but struggle to score consistently on the offensive end of the court . . . SB Nation
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