No. 8 Alabama scored 59 points in the second half, while shooting 63.3 percent from the floor and 80 percent from beyond the arc, to secure an 89-79 come-from-behind victory over Georgia in both team’s regular season finale.
With this victory, the Crimson Tide finishes the regular season at 21-6 overall, the most wins since 2012-13, and 16-2 in SEC play which matches the 1986-87 squad (16-2) for the most victories in league play in school history.
Guard Jahvon Quinerly led Alabama with 18 points, all coming in the second half, while collecting five rebounds and four assists in the contest. Joining Quinerly in double figures was guard John Petty Jr., who had 15 points and a team-leading seven boards, along with Jaden Shackelford (14), Joshua Primo (11) and Herbert Jones (10).
Georgia began the contest on fire and jumped out to a 29-15 lead through the first 11-plus minutes. However, Alabama ended the first half on a 15-7 run over the final 8:03 and began the second half on a 15-2 run to result in a 45-38 Crimson Tide lead with 15:58 left in the contest. In all, the 30-9 run spanned halftime and lasted 12:05.