Stats that stood out against Alabama
Alabama is one of the most difficult teams to suppress in the nation. The Crimson Tide ranks sixth in the nation at an average of 82.8 points per game and has an offensive efficiency rating of 115.8 points per 100 possessions, according to KenPom, which ranks 21st in the country.
The team eliminated Missouri from the SEC tournament on Saturday, defeating the Tigers 72-61. But Mizzou’s defensive performance was remarkable. The 72 points Alabama scored were the third-least in each of their wins this season.
“We were definitely just trying to make their catches more difficult, lengthen their catches, you know, trying not to let them get comfortable on the 3-point line,” the older forward said Kobe Brown called. “We know they didn’t want to do as many layups, so we tried to marginalize them and take away their kickouts so they don’t have anything.”
The Crimson Tide has captured a large number of exterior shots throughout the year. Treys account for 47.6% of field goal attempts for the team, which ranks eighth in the NCAA, and accounts for 36.5% of points scored this year, which ranks 34th.
Mizzou went above and beyond to ensure Alabama didn’t get hot from afar. The Crimson Tide missed all of their first 10 triples to open Saturday’s game. They were only 2-15 from the deep head at halftime.
“That was our game plan”, senior guard DeAndre Gholston called. “You know, this team thrives on 3-pointers, as everyone knows. So we wanted to stay high, stay on the Switch and things like that just to take away 3s. In the second half we kind of fell behind and gave up a couple of 3’s. They pushed the transition a little bit more and that hurt us, that hurt us.”
Alabama missed their first five 3-point attempts early in the second half, allowing the Tigers to take a small lead. But the Crimson Tide continued to make all of their next six 3s to pull double digits ahead. freshman forward Brandon Miller And Noah Cloney led the way for the team, each player went 3-6. Missouri couldn’t keep up, the team had their own struggles along the perimeter, shooting 7-25 from long range.
“Brandon Miller is a great player,” says MU head coach Dennis Gates called. “I thought in the first half we did a good job staying out of the rotation which means we didn’t allow ourselves to give up those 3s. In the second half he was able to hit the end of a rotation, meaning whether it was a two-pass rotation or a three-pass rotation, and the reward was wide-open shots as we climbed . His teammates did a great job finding him. You have done a great job spacing. Ultimately I thought they did a better job than us at holding more runs he was involved in. Nothing I didn’t originally think was possible. I just thought we did a better job in the first half than in the second.”
The Tigers should get another opportunity to show off their improved defense once the team finds out who it will be playing in NCAA’s selection Sunday tournament.
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