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Alabama Basketball Sets School Record For Points, demolishes UGA

by Layne Gerbig

The Alabama Crimson Tide (17-5, 12-1) men’s basketball team pummelled the Georgia Bulldogs (12-8, 5-8) Saturday afternoon in front of God and everybody.

The 115 point mark set a school record for points scored by the Tide in an SEC game. Herbert Jones scored 17 of his career-high 21 points in the first half Saturday and No. 11 Alabama routed Georgia 115-82 in Bama’s most prolific scoring effort in a Southeastern Conference game.

Alabama’s previous high in an SEC game was 113 points on Jan. 17, 1976, also against the Tigers

”It’s pretty crazy,” Oats said. ”Nobody shot more than nine times and we scored 115. It helps when you make 3s and you’ve got a lot of guys that can make 3s.”

True Freshman Josh Primo tallied 19 points in the game, all of which coming in the second half.

Jaden Shackelford scored 18 points for the Tide, who also got 16 from Jahvon Quinerly and 13 from John Petty Jr. Freshman reserve Darius Miles got into the act with a late dunk that roused both the bench and the fans.

”The past few games have been slow for us on the offensive end,” Shackelford said. ”It was good for us and it felt good to get back to how we’re used to playing.”

Joh Petty scored 13, Jahvon Quinerly added 16 from the bench.

What’s Next For Bama?

The Tide will travel to College Station on Ash Wednesday to take on Texas A&M. They will follow it with a home game vs. Vanderbilt on Saturday the 20th.

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