Alabama rallied in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Florida.
The Crimson Tide trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half, before storming back to take the lead shortly after halftime. But the spurt wasn’t enough to beat the Gators, who won 80-67 on Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
With the loss, Alabama saw its four-game winning streak end. The Crimson Tide dropped to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in the SEC.
Player of the game
Braxton Key was dynamic for Alabama throughout the game. He finished with 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting.
Stat line of the game
The Crimson Tide shot a sizzling 50 percent in the second half. They finished shooting 46 percent for the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Florida’s momentum late in the second half.
Up next for Alabama basketball
Alabama travels to LSU to play the Tigers on Saturday. LSU is 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the SEC.
Alabama basketball vs. Florida basketball box score