After the first half of the Southeastern Conference game was flawlessly 9-0, the University of Alabama men’s basketball team is headed to Norman No 24 Oklahoma as part of the SEC / Big 12 Challenge Saturday morning ( 11 am (CT), ESPN)

Ninth place Crimson Tide wants to improve her NCAA tournament résumé and show that it can be a national player who is big dance time

“We’re winning games within the SEC,” said Alabama coach Nate Oats after the first regular game of the season in Kentucky since 1988-1989 on Tuesday night

“If we could get a win outside of the conference in late January it would be huge for our March résumé We are in a situation where we could have a pretty high seed and this game would go a long way, if we could take to the streets and get one you are really good ”

While Alabama has won 10 straight games, the Sooners (10-4, 6-3 Big 12) have had a hot season – winners of their last four, including consecutive wins over what was then No. 9 Kansas and No. 5 Texas

Austin Reaves was a machine for Oklahoma and led the team on points (158), assists (51) and rebounds (51) The 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard also shoots 43 percent off the field and 86 percent from the free throw line

Overall, the Sooners averaged 776 points per game, which is second place in the Big 12 Defensive Oklahoma is 7 third in their conference8 steals every time

For Alabama hopes in the next few days wing Herbert Jones, strikers Alex Reese and James Rojas and guards John Petty Jr and Jaden Shackelford as close as possible to 100 percent

As of Saturday morning, the Crimson Tide is somewhere from a 15-point favorite to a 15-point underdog according to various sports bets in Las Vegas

Last time, Alabama: The Crimson Tide finished their first regular season sweep in Kentucky on Tuesday night for the first time in over 30 years with a 70-59 win at the Coleman Coliseum in the last four minutes, Alabama took advantage of an 18-5 -Run To Fall Asleep The Wildcats Guard Jaden Shackelford scored 21 points and scored five rebounds, while Wing Herb Jones scratched the surface of a triple-double with 13 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks

Last time, Oklahoma: The Sooners have their second straight win over a top 10 team with an 80-79 win over No. 1 won 5 Texas in Austin Tuesday night Guard Austin Reaves led Oklahoma with 23 points and two free throws with 18 points3 seconds on the clock Guard De’Vion Harmon poured 13 points to get six rebounds

The series: This is only the ninth meeting between the two schools where the Sooners have a 5-3 lead over the Crimson Tide.Alabama has never won at Norman, with 68:56 in 2005 and 79:73 in 1971 Ironically, there were two of Alabama’s victories over the Sooners in 2002 and 2007 when the Crimson Tide made the top 10 on the AP poll

More about the last meeting: Alabama upset No. 12 Oklahoma on Jan 27, 2018 at Coleman Coliseum behind a team high of 18 points from future NBA lottery Collin Sexton.Three current Crimson Tide players are left from that team in Jones, Guard John Petty Jr and Alex Reese Jones added 14 points on 6-of-10 that day, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block from the bench

Tyler Martin is an employee at Bama Central and has been reporting on the Crimson Tide since August 2019.His focus is on recruiting, soccer and basketball, and covers all other athletics in Alabama

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