Despite a few heart attack inducing moments near the end of the game, the Tide advances to 10-1 by downing the NC State Wolfpack 82-75. Bama led the entire game, building to a 23 point second half lead and never trailing, before surviving a late game rally by NC State. Brandon Costner hit three 3-pointers in the final minute to cut the lead to 81-75, but the Tide came up with stops on the next two possessions and comes home with the win.
Players of the Game
Richard Hendrix: Hendrix was the biggest key to Alabama's victory, going double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds. He was 9-13 on FGs and hit 5 of 6 FTs.
Ronald Steele: After missing two games and playing for less than five minutes against Southern Miss, seeing Steele contribute throughout the game was a heart warming thing for the Tide faithful. Though he still didn't appear at full strength, he finished the game with 14 points and hit 4-6 three pointers.
Also contributing heavily were Mykal Riley with 17 points and 8 rebounds, Jermareo Davidson with 10 points and 6 rebounds, and Alonzo Gee with 10 points and 5 rebounds.