ALABAMA FALLS TO IOWA STATE IN CONSOLATION BRACKET IN THE BAHAMAS
The Alabama men’s basketball team lost to Iowa State, 104-89, Thursday night in the second round of the consolation bracket at the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis.
After leading by 10 early in the first half, Alabama found themselves trailing by 15 at halftime, 51-36, capping off a 20-4 run by the Cyclones.
Alabama fought back to single digits, 61-55, however, Iowa State went on a 14-0 run with 12:22 left to play to extend its lead to 20.
Junior John Petty Jr. had a career-high 34 points and 12 rebounds recording his first career double-double. Graduate student Beetle Bolden also reach double figures, scoring 10 points off the bench.
“We talked about getting our rebounding back on track after our debacle against North Carolina and I thought we did a good job of that,” head coach Nate Oats said in a press release. “I thought we came out with energy. We got up 14-4 and they had to call a timeout early. We didn’t get a sustained effort on defense for 40 minutes.”
The Crimson Tide outrebounded the Cyclones 44-35, making it the fifth time in six games that Alabama has outrebounded the competition.
The two team’s 193 points were the most in the nine-year history of the tournament.
Alabama will play Southern Miss on Friday at 8:30 p.m. CT.