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Alabama basketball continues winning ways against Aggies, debuts vintage uniform style

No. 15 Alabama basketball picked up another huge win on Saturday afternoon in Coleman Coliseum, destroying Texas A&M 100-75 in the debut of their new retro jerseys.

It was the seventh time this season that Alabama has gone over the 100-point mark, extending what was already a program record.

A phenomenal first half set the tone for a matchup that was never really in doubt. The Tide led 49-35 at the break while shooting 50% (8-16) from the three point line and 18 of 32 from the field.

Mark Sears was up to his usual tricks with 16 points in the first half while Rylan Griffen posted 11 of his own.

At halftime, Alabama honored the 2003-04 team which made the deepest run to date in the NCAA Tournament, falling to eventual national champion UCONN in the Elite Eight.

The second half presented more of the same, with Alabama going up by 20 plus and never looking back. Sears would go on to score 23 on the game, while Griffen would score 17. Latrell Wrightsell added 16 of his own while shooting 4 of 8 from three.

Texas A&M shot dreadfully, going 4 for 23 from the three point line (17.4%) and 28 of 74 from the field (37.8%).

Alabama shot 18 of 41 (43.9%) from three and 37 of 71 (52.1%) from the field.

This win was good for Nate Oats’ first ever regular season win over Texas A&M, the only team in the conference which Oats has a losing record against moving to 2-3 after today.

Alabama with the win remains on top of the SEC with just six games remaining. The Tide will have another home game this Wednesday at 6 P.M. CST against the Florida Gators.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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