Alabama basketball score vs. San Diego State: Live updates from March Madness
Alabama basketball aims to score a victory over San Diego State in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday as part of March Madness.
The No. 1 seed Crimson Tide (31-5) is looking to make its first appearance in the Elite Eight since the 2003-04 team, the only team to make it that far in program history.
If coach Nate Oats and star freshman Brandon Miller can lead Alabama to the Final Four, it would be the first ever for the program.
Standing in the way in the Sweet 16 is No. 5 seed San Diego State (29-6). The Aztecs have beaten the likes of No. 12 seed Charleston and No. 13 seed Furman en route to the matchup with the Crimson Tide at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
ALABAMA BASKETBALL:How Alabama basketball built an epic recruiting class fueling a March Madness run
TURNING POINT:How Alabama basketball's championship season changed after a game almost nobody saw
What time, channel is Alabama basketball game on?
Time: 5:30 p.m. CT
Alabama basketball score vs. San Diego State: Live updates
Final: San Diego State 71, Alabama 64
45 seconds left: Sears makes the layoff off a 3-pointer attempt to cut the deficit 66-64. Griffen fouls Bradley for SDSU to get another two points.
59 seconds left: Sears makes a free throw to cut the deficit 66-62 followed by an SDSU time out. Clowney fouls out to send the Aztecs to the free throw line.
1:14 left: Alabama takes a timeout down seven points following a steal from Clowney to give the Crimson Tide possession
2:03 left: Miller misses another shot to continue his scoring drought followed by another Parrish defensive rebound. SDSU leads 66-57.
3:51 left: Miller makes a block off a shot from Lamont Butler and SDSU gets the offensive rebound to take possession with a 60-53 lead at the TV timeout. Alabama is 2 for its last 10 from the floor
5:58 left: Tremmel makes another jumper to extend the SDSU lead 55-50 then Nathan Mensah is fouled to give Pringle free throw opportunities. SDSU has blocked six shots in the half while Alabama has 0 blocks.
8:39 left: Adam Seiko makes a 3-pointer for SDSU to take back the lead 51-48 and the Tide will get the ball following the TV timeout.
9:34 left: Trammel makes another 3-pointer to cut the Aztecs' deficit 48-47 while Alabama fails to respond.
11:31 left: Pringle is set up for a dunk to give the Crimson Tide a 48-39 lead. Aztecs made 0 shots in their last four possessions.
NICK PRINGLE WITH AUTHORITY 🔨
Alabama opens up its largest lead of the game 👀#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/MWtUjrlujt
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 25, 2023
12:33 left: Gurley is sent to the bench following a foul and is replaced by Nick Pringle, who picked up a foul on the SDSU dunk.
13:26 left: Gurley gets another bucket to extend the Tide's lead 42-37 and Alabama gets the rebound to set up a 3-pointer for Quinerly.
You already know what month it is‼️ pic.twitter.com/w7LLEz3Y2K
— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) March 25, 2023
14:13 left: A technical foul from SDSU bench gives Brandon Miller two points at the free-throw line. Alabama retains possession and gets a bucket from Gurley to get its biggest lead of the game 40-34.
16:03 left: Bediako makes a dunk assisted by Miller to extend Alabama's lead on consecutive scoring possessions. Crimson Tide leads 36-32 and is on a 13-4 run to begin the second half
ANGRY CHUCK WITH THE POSTER 😡 pic.twitter.com/P0P5hro5Ut
— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) March 24, 2023
19:06 left: Miller makes his first three-point jumper of the night to open up the second half scoring and cut the Tide's deficit 28-26.
Halftime: Crimson Tide are 1-11 from 3-point range and are struggling to make shots from the field. San Diego State 28, Alabama 22. They'll need to pick it up offensively to win.
Alabama shot at 27.6% in the first half and Sears leads the team with five points. SDSU is shooting at 32.4% and is 2-for-9 at 3-point range. However, the Crimson Tide has seven turnovers and nine fouls.
1 second left: A shot from Quinerly is deflected by Johnson at the buzzer and the Aztecs take a five-point lead at the half.
56 seconds left: A turnover from Tremmel extends the Aztecs' lead 28-23. Sears fouls on the following play to extend SDSU's lead 28-23.
1:12 left: Gurley swats away a shot from Johnson to keep SDSU ahead by two points.
Noah Gurley said NOT UP IN HERE 🚫 @AlabamaMBB pic.twitter.com/OVxZAlrVdw
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 24, 2023
3:45 left: Alabama misses its next four shots following the Charles Bediako layup and the Crimson Tide is 1-for-10 from the 3-point range in the fourth media timeout.
6:30 left: Crimson Tide retaliates after Trammel's 3-pointer with a jumper from Brandon Miller to put Alabama ahead 17-16.
7:36 left: Alabama's turnover struggles continue, but the Crimson Tide will get the ball following the TV break.
10:00 left: Both teams are clearly struggling to make their shots about halfway though the first. Alabama is 5-of-17 while SDSU is 5-of-21.
10:56 left: The second TV timeout of the game. Alabama is 1-6 for 3-pointers following Griffen's first of the evening. Tide leads with 12 rebounds over the Aztecs' 10. However, Alabama already has four turnovers including three steals from SDSU.
11:50 left: Ryan Griffen made a 3-point jumper assisted by Jaylen Bradley to tie it up after Micah Parrish's 3-point bucket.
12:14 left: Sears gets sent to the free throw line after a foul on Damion Trammel and ties it up 8-8.
16:00 left: Mark Sears makes a layup for the Tide following a dunk from Keshad Johnson.
19:49 left: Alabama opens with a shot from Noah Clowney to get two points in the first possession.
A quick start to the game for the Tide 👀#MarchMadness @AlabamaMBB pic.twitter.com/MU91X21B7O
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 24, 2023
20:00 left: Ready to go at KFC ! Yum Center in Louisville. Here's the starting lineup for the Crimson Tide.
Starting 🖐️ against the Aztecs.#RollTide | #BlueCollarBasketball pic.twitter.com/7FPywoFLga
— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) March 24, 2023
This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Alabama basketball score vs. San Diego State: Live updates