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Alabama Basketball Bounces Back with win over Drake

The Alabama Crimson Tide beat Drake 80-71 in game two of the Invitational Tournament in Orlando. Coach Nate Oats changed up his starting lineup for the first time this season, inserting Juwan Gary for Noah Gurley to go along with Jaden Shackelford, Jahvon Quinerly, Keon Ellis, and Charles Bediako.

After a slow start for both teams, Bama went on a 15-0 run to take a 25-14 lead with 7:39 left in the half. Poor free throw shooting reared its ugly head again, keeping the Tide from taking even a bigger margin. Quinerly hit a three with 4:36 remaining for a 31-18 lead, but Drake ripped off a 11-0 run to close the half as the Tide didn't score for the last three plus minutes.