That’s where dreams die — at least for Alabama basketball and head coach Nate Oats. Since arriving in Tuscaloosa in 2019, Oats has yet to win in Columbia, Mo. — and that includes the 2020-21 team, which won the SEC championship and made the Sweet 16.
Since 2012-13, the Crimson Tide has visited “CoMo” seven times and lost five of the competitions – including the last three.
But this year could be different. Alabama (16-2, 6-0 SEC) is flawless at the top of the SEC as it stands now. The Crimson Tide also has perhaps the best player in college basketball on their side in true freshman Brandon Miller.
Missouri has been one of the big upsets in the conference this season. After going 12-21 (5-13 SEC) a season ago, the Tigers (13-4, 2-3 SEC) have improved greatly in 2022-23 behind first-year head coach Dennis Gates. Gates came to Missouri after three seasons at Cleveland State, where he won two Horizon League titles.
How to see Alabama Missouri
who: No. 4 Alabama (16-2, 6-0 SEC) at Missouri (13-4, 2-3 SEC)
When: 5 p.m. CT, Saturday
Where from: Mizzou Arena
TV: SEC network
Live broadcast: fuboTV (start free trial)
radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-by-Play: Chris Stewart; Analyst: Bryan Passink). The pregame show starts an hour before the tip.
Series: Alabama leads, 12-7
Last meeting: The Crimson Tide and the Tigers faced each other twice in 2021-22, splitting the season series. Alabama played one of its worst games of the season with a 92-86 loss at Columbia on Jan. 8, 2022. Jahvon Quinerly was outstanding for the Crimson Tide, finishing with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. Missouri forward Kobe Brown was even more impressive with 30 points and 13 rebounds.
On the return trip to the Coleman Coliseum, Alabama earned an 86-76 win over the Tigers after a great second half. Trailing 40-36 at halftime, the Crimson Tide stormed back with 21 points and seven rebounds from Jaden Shackelford and 17 points from JD Davison.
Last time, Alabama: The Crimson Tide traveled to Nashville, Tennessee and defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 78-66 on Tuesday, January 17th. Brandon Miller finished the tournament with 30 points and 10 rebounds while Jaden Bradley had 12 points.
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Last time, Missouri: The Tigers play No. 25 Arkansas in Columbia on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00pm CT.
Before that, Missouri lost back-to-back away games at Texas A&M and Florida.
This will be updated after the results are final.
- Score: Brandon Miller (20.1ppg)
- Rebound: Brandon Miller (8.3RPG)
- Templates: Jaden Bradley (3.8 apg)
- Score: Kobe Brown (15.6 ppg)
- Rebound: Kobe Brown (5.6 RPG)
- Templates: Nick Honor (3.5 apg)
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