Alabama men’s basketball wins SEC tournament; earn 2-seed in NCAA Tournament
NASHVILLE (WTOK) - For the first time in 30 years, Alabama men’s basketball is SEC tournament champions.
The Crimson Tide won the SEC regular season title and were crowned tournament champions Sunday with their 80-79 win over LSU. This is the third time this season the Tigers fell to Alabama.
LSU had possession in the final seconds but missed three shots, sealing the victory for the Crimson Tide.
The SEC tournament championship is Alabama’s seventh overall, which remains the second-most in conference history behind Kentucky’s 31.
Alabama will be the 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament East region and face 15-seed Iona on Saturday. The Iona Gaels, led by head coach Rick Pitino, won the MAAC Championship Game Saturday.
Tip-off time for Saturday’s opening round tournament matchup is set for 3 p.m. CT
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