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Alabama Holds Ground in Hard-Fought Battle to Secure Sweet 16 Spot

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Alabama and Grand Canyon clashed in a physical showdown during the March Madness tournament, with both sides displaying grit and determination.

The first half saw a defensive battle with low scoring but high intensity. Alabama’s defensive prowess kept Grand Canyon at bay despite initial offensive woes.

Alabama’s defensive tenacity and resilience paid off as Grand Canyon struggled to find its rhythm, shooting a mere 8.33% in the first half.

Despite a sluggish start on offense, Alabama managed to hold a halftime lead, fueled by the scoring performances of Mark Sears and Rylan Griffen.

The game turned into a substitution frenzy in the second half as foul trouble plagued both teams’ big men, leading to intense moments on the court.

Mo Dioubate emerged as a key player for Alabama, making crucial plays down the stretch to secure the win and a spot in the Sweet 16.

Alabama’s victory paves the way for a showdown against top-seeded North Carolina, marking another milestone in coach Nate Oats’ successful tenure.

For post-game analysis and insights, Nick Kelly, the Alabama beat writer from Tuscaloosa News, provides in-depth coverage.

The game was a physical ordeal, with both teams committing numerous fouls and battling for every possession.

Alabama’s offensive efficiency and defensive prowess ultimately proved decisive in securing the hard-fought victory.

Alabama now sets its sights on a showdown with North Carolina, adding another chapter to its impressive tournament run.

Rachel Adams

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