Tomahawk Tide: Alabama's Darius Miles delivers nastiest dunk of the year in win over Georgia
Alabama’s Darius Miles put the finishing touches on a huge win for Alabama as the Crimson Tide knocked off Georgia in Coleman Coliseum on Saturday, 115-82.
With less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, Miles drove to the basket, and unleashed a one-handed tomahawk throw down that sent the Alabama bench and Crimson Tide faithful into a frenzy. Miles finished with seven points, but those two delivered by the dunk won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
The Tide improved to 17-5, including a 12-1 mark in conference play. Alabama had balanced scoring with four players in double figures, led by Herbert Jones with 21 points.
The 115 points for Alabama sets a school record for points against an SEC opponent, and it’s the second-most points in school history behind 123 against USF in 1971.
Alabama is also the first SEC team to score 115 points in a conference game since Rick Pitino’s Kentucky team scored 120 against Vanderbilt in 1996, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Alabama shot 64 percent from the field, and 60 percent from 3-point range. The win pulls the Crimson Tide even closer to its first regular-season SEC title since 2002.
Miles 🔨 pic.twitter.com/nYhzgiKz3I
— Alabama Roundball (@BamaRoundball) February 13, 2021
DARIUS MILES 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/9NlAe0jaIW
— Chicago Gump (@GriffinTSmith) February 13, 2021
SHEESH 😳 pic.twitter.com/We4tArDb0d
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) February 13, 2021