January 18, 2014

Alabama goes missing at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. | For a half, the University of Alabama men's basketball team was in Saturday's game.

For the second half, "out of it" doesn't do the performance justice.

The Crimson Tide had its worst half of the season, seeing a one-point halftime deficit turn into a 68-47 loss at Missouri. The Tigers outscored Alabama 37-17 in the half. UA made just four of 23 shots from the field in the half, a wretched 17 percent.

The loss was the most one-sided defeat for Alabama since a 27-point loss at Florida in March 2011. None of the Crimson Tide's previous eight defeat this year had been by more than 10 points.

"We struggled in the second half," Alabama coach Anthony Grant said. "We were inconsistent in our offense and we had a hard time getting shots to fall. Relly (Trevor Releford) really struggled today, but we have got to get to a point where other people are contributing when that happens.


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