December 30, 2006

Tide tops Lipscomb 80-58

The Lipscomb Bison made it clear early on that they would be no pushover for the 8th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide taking a quick 8-point lead before the Tide's stars caught fire and pulled away to an 80-58 victory in Coleman Coliseum.

"They (Lipscomb) are a good basketball team," said Alabama head coach Mark Gottfried. "That was a challenge for us tonight. They are experienced and gave us a lot of problems. I like how we picked it up in the second half. Our intensity was not where it needed to be early in the game. In the second half, our intensity was much better."

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