UPDATE 2:03 CENTRAL —
Throw another trophy in the case. Alabama men’s wheelchair basketball upended a feisty University of Wisconsin Whitewater team, 79-73. The win gives Alabama another crown, and it’s back-to-back now for the men. Fitting these two should meet — UWW was the 1-seed, while ‘Bama was 2nd
Up next, the women look for their third championship in four years, and to exact some revenge from last season’s 65-55 title game loss to UT-Arlington
livestream here: http://www.niwbt.illinois.edu/
We’ve covered Alabama’s Adapted Athletics here before — and it’s quite the hidden dynasty of which too few are aware.
The Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team has captured five titles, including a three-peat from 2009-2011 and claiming back-to-back crowns in 2017-2018 (and playing for another last season). The Tennis team has won four titles in the last six years, including three of the last four.
With all of the success of the Women’s teams, Men’s Wheelchair has to feel a left out, having won just two titles, in 2013 and again last season. But, after smoking UTA yesterday, the Men earned a rare opportunity to claim a repeat.
Today at noon Central, the ‘Bama’s men team looks to add another trophy to Alabama’s overflowing trophy case.
And you can stream it live.
ICYMI: We’re trying to repeat‼️— UA Adapted Athletics (@alabamaadapted) March 16, 2019
Men defeated University of Texas at Arlington 75-59 to go back to the National Championship game.
⏰ Tip-off 1️⃣2️⃣ pm CST tomorrow
stream the game here https://t.co/tAtG7u5P13#RollTide | #KeepItRollin pic.twitter.com/IMH0H6W7TD
But, that’s not all: Today is a Titletown Two-fer.
Immediately after the Men’s game, the Women look to reclaim the national championship they let UT-Arlington borrow last season. If not dropping last year’s finale 65-55, the Women would be vying for an unbelievable fourth straight crown. As if a title weren’t enough of a motivator, earning the chance to claim some vengeance should make this one doubly entertaining.
You can also stream the women’s game live from the Illini website (link below...or above...or both. It’s 4:30 a.m.; cut me some slack.)
Last season the Alabama women lost to University of Texas at Arlington in the nation championship game.— UA Adapted Athletics (@alabamaadapted) March 16, 2019
Tomorrow they play UTA in a national championship game rematch.
⏰ Tip-off 2️⃣ pm CST
stream the game with this here https://t.co/tAtG7u5P13#RollTide | #WeAreBama pic.twitter.com/O4PK9JDOFY
Tired of watching crummy basketball that disappoints? Today is your chance to cleanse the palate of some disappointing 2018-2019 seasons in Coleman Coliseum.
Best of luck to the Adapted teams today, and Roll Tide.