Every time you think you’ve seen Alabama do it all …
Tonight, the Crimson Tide cracked the code to winning in Fayetteville, 79-68, with an offensive outburst.Freshman Rodney Cooper came off the bench to score 17 while Andrew Steele had a career-high 15 points to pace the Tide (18-9).
It was Alabama’s first win at Arkansas in seven seasons. It was also the first 70-plus point game since suspensions of Tony Mitchell and JaMychal Green rocked the team a few weeks ago.
With it came an edge in the SEC standings. Alabama is tied with LSU and Tennessee for fourth in the league with identical 7-6 league records.
With three games left, the Tide faces nothing but teams with worse conference records. Mississippi State (6-7) comes to Tuscaloosa on Saturday followed by Auburn (4-9) and a road trip to Ole Miss (5-8).
The top four seeds get a bye in the SEC tournament. The road win can’t hurt Alabama’s NCAA at-large hopes either. Remember Arkansas had a 17-game home winning streak before Florida earned a 30-point win Saturday.
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