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Live Updates: No. 3 Alabama Basketball vs. Florida

By Austin Hannon,


Live updates from Coleman Coliseum as the third-ranked Crimson Tide takes on the Gators.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Coming off of a season-sweeping win at LSU that improved its SEC record to 10-0, No. 4 Alabama basketball now sets its sights on Coleman Coliseum and the Florida Gators this Wednesday night.

The 10-0 start ties the Crimson Tide's start to the season in 2020-21 under head coach Nate Oats, where the team ultimately won both the regular-season and SEC Tournament titles. However, it was the team's 11th conference game that ended its perfect conference record — a 68-65 loss at Missouri.

Should Alabama win, it will be the best start to conference play for Alabama under Oats. The Gators, though, will try their best to ensure that doesn't happen. Led by dynamic fifth-year forward Colin Castleton, this 13-10 Florida team is not to be taken lightly.

Keep refreshing your page for live updates. The most recent updates will appear at the top.

Second Half

  • The Crimson Tide has made six of eight shots from the field.
    • Alabama 92 | Florida 62 | 3:08 2nd
  • Brandon Miller is making it happen for the Crimson Tide. He's up to 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists. The lead has ballooned a bit.
    • Alabama 78 | Florida 55 | 7:07 2nd
  • The Gators have trimmed the lead to under 20. Colin Castleton is having his way on the offensive end right now.
    • Alabama 69 | Florida 50 | 10:08 2nd
  • Brandon Miller throws it down.
  • Nick Pringle throws it down.
  • The Crimson Tide is just 2-for-8 from the field since the beginning of the second half. Gators are 5-for-8 in that same span.
    • Alabama 57 | Florida 35 | 15:45 2nd
  • The Gators start the half on a 7-2 run to cut the lead to 24 quickly.
    • Alabama 54 | Florida 30
  • We're back underway at Coleman Coliseum.

First Half
First Half Box Score
  • HALFTIME: Alabama 52 | Florida 23
    • The Crimson Tide is lighting up Coleman Coliseum again. 56% from the field and 53% from 3-point range.
    • Everybody is getting in on the fun — 8 different scorers for Alabama.
    • Colin Castleton (13 PTS) trying to carry the load for the Gators.
  • It's gotten so bad — the Gators are putting in baskets for the Crimson Tide. Everyone that has touched the floor has scored except for Nimari Burnett.
    • Alabama 42 | Florida 20 | 2:54 1st
  • Tell me if you've heard this — the Crimson Tide has opened up a large first half lead. The lead is already 25 here at Coleman Coliseum.
    • Alabama 40 | Florida 15 | 6:13 1st
  • Dom Welch's and-one takes us to the media timeout. The Crimson Tide still has its foot down on the gas on both ends of the floor.
    • Alabama 33 | Florida 15 | 7:21 1st
  • The Crimson Tide is a crisp 64% from the field so far — with five getting their name on the stat sheet early. Mark Sears and Jaden Bradley are leading the way with six points each.
    • Alabama 22 | Florida 11 | 11:55 1st
  • Jahvon Quinerly makes his first basket of the game.
  • Excellent start for the Crimson Tide — who feels like it's a few makes away from blowing this thing open early. Colin Castleton doing what he can for the Gators early on.
    • Alabama 15 | Florida 7 | 14:24 1st
  • First basket of the game goes to Brandon Miller.
  • We're underway in Tuscaloosa.


  • Starting Lineup for Alabama:
    • Mark Sears
    • Jaden Bradley
    • Brandon Miller
    • Noah Clowney
    • Charles Bediako
  • Tonight's Officials:
    • Don Daily
    • Bart Lenox
    • Jeb Hartness
  • Head coach Nate Oats, Brandon Miller, Delaney Heard and Adam Cottrell delivered pizzas to students waiting outside Coleman Coliseum.
  • Alabama head coach Nate Oats is ready to go.

How to Watch Alabama vs Florida

Who : No. 3 Alabama (20-3, 10-0 SEC) vs Florida (13-10, 6-4 SEC)

When : 8 p.m. CT, Wednesday

Where : Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Live Stream : fuboTV (Start your free trial)

Radio : Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-By-Play: Chris Stewart; Analyst: Bryan Passink). The pregame show will begin one hour prior to tipoff.

Series: Alabama leads, 77-70

Last Meeting: The two teams last met on Jan. 5, 2022 in Gainesville, Fla., with the Crimson Tide prevailing by a final score of 83-70. Jahvon Quinerly and Juwan Gary tied for the team lead with 19 points apiece while the Crimson Tide shot 40.3 percent from the floor in the victory.

Last Time Out, Alabama: The Crimson Tide picked up its third SEC season sweep of the year with a 79-69 win at LSU on Saturday. While Alabama's leading shooters were relatively quiet in the first half, solid bench performances by Rylan Griffen and Nimari Burnett kept the Crimson Tide ahead. Griffen and Noah Clowney tied as the leading scorers with 14 points each, while Burnett and Mark Sears placed second with 13 apiece.

Last Time Out, Florida: In its last game, the Gators were narrowly edged by the Kentucky Wildcats on the road, falling 72-67 in Rupp Arena. Colin Castleton amassed an impressive 25 points and eight rebounds, but Florida's defense simply couldn't handle Kentucky — the Wildcats shot 45.2 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Alabama Leaders:

  • Scoring: Brandon Miller (18.8 PPG)
  • Rebounding: Noah Clowney (8.3 RPG)
  • Assists: Jaden Bradley, Jahvon Quinerly (3.5 APG)

Florida Leaders:

  • Scoring: Colin Castleton (15.6 PPG)
  • Rebounding: Colin Castleton (7.7 RPG)
  • Assists: Kyle Lofton (3.0 APG)

See Also:

Brandon Miller Named Top-10 Finalist for Julius Irving Award

No. 3 Alabama Hopeful for Farthest NCAA Tournament Run of Oats’ Tenure

Alabama's 3-Point Shooting Opening up More on Offense

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