The first true road game of the season resulted in Alabama’s second consecutive loss. After winning three games in Puerto Rico, the No. 16 Crimson Tide fell 74-62 at Dayton on Wednesday night.
Trailing by as many as 17 points in the second half, Alabama (7-2) cut the lead down to four midway through the period.
But Dayton, the alma mater of Tide coach Anthony Grant, shot its way out of a hole from the perimeter down the stretch.
Tony Mitchell led the Tide with 18 points. The loss was Alabama’s second straight after falling to Georgetown 57-55 last Thursday in Coleman Coliseum.
The Tide returns to Coleman Coliseum for a Sunday afternoon game with Detroit.
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