See Alabama men's basketball cut down nets after Auburn win to celebrate 2021 SEC title

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News

The Alabama men's basketball team defeated Auburn 70-58 on Tuesday night. 

After the win, members of the Alabama men's basketball team cut down the nets at Coleman Coliseum to celebrate the team's Southeastern Conference regular-season title, which the Crimson Tide clinched Saturday at Mississippi State.

Queen's song "We Are The Champions" played while the players took turns climbing ladders to cut down the nets. 

It is the first SEC regular-season title for Alabama since 2001-02.

Greg Byrne, the Alabama athletics director, tweeted a photo of Alabama men's basketball head coach Nate Oats holding up a net after it was cut down. 

"How about that?!?! #RollTide," Byrne said. 

Oats threw both hands in the air and put the net around his neck after he cut it down.

The Alabama men's basketball team also posed with a banner that said, "2020-21 SEC Men's Basketball Regular Season Champions — Alabama Crimson Tide." 

With Tuesday's win, Alabama, ranked No. 5 in the Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Coaches Poll, improved to 20-6 overall and 15-2 in the SEC. Auburn went to 12-14 overall and 6-11 in the SEC. 

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After Tuesday, Alabama leads the all-time series 97-59 vs. Auburn. 

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.