Georgia upsets Alabama in Athens for first SEC win of season, fans chant 'Just like football'
Tom Crean may be on the hot seat, but Georgia players gave him an inspired effort on Tuesday night in an upset of Alabama at Stegeman Coliseum. It ended an 8-game losing streak for Georgia.
Six 3-pointers in the first half helped Georgia build momentum for an 82-76 victory.
Georgia had one of its best efforts of the season, possibly its most complete, as the Bulldogs were excellent at the foul line, and built a six-point lead with 1:19 remaining.
Georgia came back from a six-point halftime deficit, and kept their turnovers in check throughout. Georgia was 20-for-23 at the foul line, and was led overall by Aaron Cook, who had 15 points. Alabama’s James Rojas missed 2 free throws with 1:05 remaining, and on the other end, Aaron Cook for Georgia sank both foul shots.
The win helped Georgia improve to 6-14 on the season, and 1-6 in the SEC.
Near the end, Georgia fans chanted, “Just like football” as a reference to the national championship win over Alabama earlier this month in Indianapolis.
Georgia was led by Jabri Abdur-Rahim, who had 13 points off the bench. Abdur-Rahim had 10 points from the foul line alone, and had 5 rebounds.
Alabama slipped to 13-7 overall, and 4-4 in SEC play.
“JUST LIKE FOOTBALL” chant ringing through Stegeman as the Dawgs are about to beat Alabama! 🏀
— 960 The Ref (@960theref) January 26, 2022
Georgia fans in Stegeman Coliseum chanting, “Just like football” as Alabama trails Georgia, 81-75, with 17 seconds left. Georgia entered ranked No. 231 in NET; Alabama was No. 22.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) January 26, 2022
Georgia basketball fans shouting “just like football” with 17.3 seconds left. pic.twitter.com/8vc9nI7tK0
— Lance McCurley (@lancemccurley) January 26, 2022
Georgia fans chanting “Just like football!” at Bama is pretty amazing
— Anthony Romano (@ARomanoWDBJ) January 26, 2022