Tide suffers another late collapse

CW Staff

Sophomore forward JaMychal Green scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to notch his fifth double-double of the season and twelfth of his career, but the Alabama men’s basketball team was unable to hold on to a 13-point second half lead, falling 76-70 to Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga., Saturday.

“We have an inability to defend and rebound down the stretch,” Tide head coach Anthony Grant said. “It’s a reoccurring thing. It cost us in this game just like it has in some other games this season.”

Alabama was outrebounded 29-37, and Georgia connected on 29-of-53 of its shots from the field.  The Bulldogs did not shoot often from beyond the arc, but were successful when they did, hitting 5-of-9 of its three point attempts.

“We need to control the things that we can control like blocking out and rebounding—the things that affect winning,” Grant said.  “When the game is on the line, it seems like we just don’t do it.”

With the loss, the Crimson Tide slips to 14-12 (4-8 SEC) on the season, while the Bulldogs improve to 12-13 (4-8 SEC). Alabama travels to Starkville, Miss. to face Mississippi State Wednesday night at 8 p.m.