Kansas State led all the way, jumping out to a 20-6 lead six minutes in the game, and though Alabama kept fighting, they were never really back in it, trailing by as much as 21 points. As usual, the Tide was led by JaMychal Green (with 17) and Mikhail Torrance (with 20).
Bama was killed on the boards, outrebounded 33-18. The Tide is undersized by major conference standards, but has usually done a better job of holding its own. No Alabama player had more than Senario Hillman's four rebounds.
Kansas State is #22 in the country and first in RPI, so the loss (on a "neutral" court in Mobile) isn't surprising, but the inability to keep it close is. They tried, and were able to get a little run to close the lead to eight with seven minutes to go, but tonight were just outclassed.