Alabama basketball score vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Live updates from NCAA Tournament
BIRMINGHAM — Brandon Miller and Alabama basketball are looking to score a victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday at Legacy Arena.
The Crimson Tide holds the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament. It's also the first time in program history Alabama has held a No. 1 seed.
With a win, Alabama would face the winner of the game between No. 8 seed Maryland and No. 9 seed West Virginia. The winner of that game Saturday will advance to the Sweet 16 in Louisville next week.
The Islanders (24-10) earned the opportunity to play Alabama (29-5) after a play-in game on Tuesday in which the Islanders beat Southeast Missouri in Dayton. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will be without Terrion Murdix, the Southland Conference defensive player of the year who sustained an injury in the conference tournament.
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Alabama basketball score vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Live updates
FINAL: Alabama 96, A&M-CC 75. Nick Pringle dunk is the punctuation on NCAA Tournament win No. 1.
5 more to go?
First 30-win season in program history.
1:09 left: A Delaney Heard 3!
3:31 left: Alabama up 85-67 at the final media timeout. Brandon Miller has not re-entered the game since picking up his third foul with more than 14 minutes to play.
Tide have been in control, but the intensity definitely different in the second half than the first half. Understandable, but noticeable. Nick Pringle has 11 points and 12 rebounds.
A&M-CC credited with 17 offensive rebounds today.
7:03 left: Alabama leads 78-58 in the next-to-last media timeout. Despite not scoring, Brandon Miller has five rebounds and three assists.
Tide looking to push SEC record to 2-0 early in this tournament. Arkansas leads Illinois by 13 in the first half in Des Moines, and Auburn and Tennessee play later on.
9:54 left: Alabama leads 73-52. Still owning the glass, and a 17-7 edge in assists.
Fouls adding up for the Tide. Bediako now with 4 fouls along with Clowney, and Gurley and Miller with 3 apiece.
14:34 left: Brandon Miller out of the game with three fouls and no points. Just had a couple 50/50 balls not go his way.
16:10 left: Jahvon Quinerly with a 3-pointer and a layup to stem the run. Alabama 62-44 lead.
16:57 left: Islanders not going away. 8-0 run cuts Alabama's lead to 57-44. Timeout Tide.
19:35 left: Fourth foul on Noah Clowney.
HALFTIME: Alabama 54, A&M Corpus Christi 34. Mark Sears leads the Tide with 13 points. No points in that half for Brandon Miller. Alabama shot 10-18 from 3.
2:11 left: Alabama has 10 made 3s, while A&M Corpus Christi has 10 made field goals. Alabama 48, A&M Corpus Christi 27.
4:35 left: Mark Sears is 3-4 from 3. Dom Welch just hit a corner 3. Tide offense humming in this first half, even with Brandon Miller scoreless.
Alabama 44, A&M Corpus Christi 27.
7:01 left: Jahvon Quinerly has had a couple dynamite blow-by drives in the first half. Alabama leads 39-25. No points for Brandon Miller yet.
10:08 left: Noah Clowney offensive foul is his third. Interesting to leave him in there. He'll head to the bench now. Tide by 7.
11:25 left: Corpus Christi's Owen Dease drains a 3-pointer, then Nimari Burnett hits a 3 on the other end.
Alabama 22, A&M Corpus Christi 15. Tide are 5-7 from 3.
13:34 left: Noah Clowney has 10 points and is 3-4 from 3. The size difference has played a big role so far.
Tide 17, Islanders 8.
19:04 left: Alabama leads 5-0 after a Bediako alley-oop and a Clowney 3-pointer.
Pregame: It'll be the Terps in the second round
Maryland edged West Virginia in the first game of the day. That means the winner of the Tide and Texas A&M-CC will play the Terrapins on Saturday in Birmingham.
Tip off coming soon.