Averaging 58.1 points per game in conference play, offense has been an issue for the Alabama basketball team all season long. Concerns were heightened after scoring only 37 points in a loss to Auburn and 52 in a win over Georgia.
While fans and experts around the nation are not won over by the style, the team does not care. It only wants the numbers in the win column.
“You can’t control what other people say, you just have to go out there and get a win,” sophomore guard Levi Randolph said. “I guess a win is a win.”
Alabama coach Anthony Grant added, “An ugly win beats a pretty loss any day of the week to me. Bottom line is to get a win.”
Despite the less-than-attractive scores, Alabama has found a way to do just that: win.
“A lot has been made of our offensive struggles. I think at one point we were leading the league in three-point shooting, just over 40 percent. In the last five games, we haven’t done that, but we;ve won four out of the last five.
“The thing we always talk about is, if we defend the way we’re capable of, we’ll have a chance to win every game.”