Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bama Advances to NIT Finals

In an exciting game that saw nine lead changes, including three down the stretch, Alabama held off Colorado 62-61 and will play for the NIT championship Thursday night.  Releford scored the go-ahead bucket to give the Tide the final lead of the game with Green on the bench after having fouled out with about 2 and a half minutes left.

Bama had to survive another physical game where the teams were allowed to pound on each other.  The Tide does not have enough big bodies to survive that type of war of attrition.  Perhaps that is one of the reasons Coach Grant elected to play a zone defense much of the night.

Colorado played well on both ends of the court.  They only missed one or two free throws all night and must have shot near 50% from outside the arc.  This was a fun game to watch.  I might keep it on my DVR until football season starts back up.

Perhaps I will have a coherent thought tomorrow.  Right now I'm just tired and wishing I had been able to travel to the game with DJC.  I'm the only person in my family who's never been to NYC.  Maybe some day I'll get to attend an NCAA Tournament game in the Big Apple.

Roll Tide!

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