No. 15 Alabama kept their place on top of the SEC standings on Saturday with a 100-75 win over Texas A&M.

The win over Texas A&M improves their SEC record to 10-2, keeping them ahead of both Auburn and South Carolina, who enter today with three losses each. The Crimson Tide have six games remaining to close out the season in hopes of repeating as SEC regular season champions, which would also be their third in four years.

For the eighth time this season, the Crimson Tide used their fast-paced offense and three-point shooting to eclipse the century mark against their opponent. 

Here are some takeaways from the game.

  1. Hot Start

Alabama came out of the tunnel fast and hot. Led by 16 points from Mark Sears and 11 from Rylan Griffen in the first half, Alabama jumped out to a 49-35 first half lead. Sears and Griffen combined for five of Alabama’s eight first half three-point makes. Sears added 16 first half points while Griffen chipped in 11.

  1. Alabama Dominated on the Glass

Alabama had no answer for the size of Texas A&M but was able to overcome that disadvantage. Texas A&M completely dominated the Crimson Tide on the glass by out-rebounding Alabama 49-38. The Aggies especially made their presence felt on the offensive glass, pulling down 26 offensive rebounds leading to 21 second-chance points.

  1. Big Second Half For Wrightsell

One of Alabama’s hottest shooters in SEC play is Latrell Wrightsell, Jr. He had a slow first half but exploded in the second half, scoring all 16 of his points in the last 20 minutes of the game. Wrightsell did the bulk of his damage from behind the arc, hitting four of his eight attempts. The four threes tied for a game-high with Mark Sears and Rylan Griffen.

  1. Three-Point Shooting Stays Hot

The Crimson Tide continued to consistently drain three-point shots again on Saturday. Alabama made eight of their 18 three-point makes in the first half. Wrightsell, Sears and Griffen led the way, combining for 12 of Alabama’s 18 three-pointers. The Crimson Tide finished 18-for-41 from behind the arc on Saturday.

Next up for Alabama is a home game against Florida on Wednesday, February 21, at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

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