How Alabama basketball was upset by Georgia, SEC’s worst team

January 26, 2022

Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats tried to warn everyone.

He knew Georgia, despite its inability to previously win an SEC game, could provide problems for the Crimson Tide.

“They’re going to win a game here soon against somebody they’re not picked to win it against,” Oats said Monday.

Somebody was Alabama.

The Bulldogs, who entered the game last in the SEC, managed to hang around with the Crimson Tide and pull off the upset. Georgia defeated Alabama 82-76 on Tuesday at Stegeman Coliseum.

Here are observations and takeaways from the matchup between Georgia (6-14, 1-6 SEC) and Alabama (13-7, 4-4):

Turnovers, Georgia free throws plague Alabama as offense falls apart late

Alabama gave the ball away far too often to Georgia.

The Crimson Tide turned the ball over 19 times, 10 of which came in the second half. And Georgia took advantage, scoring 23 points off turnovers.