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San Diego State ousts top overall seed Alabama to reach Elite Eight

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- No. 1 overall seed Alabama, which emerged as the most dominant and divisive team during a turbulent 2022-23 season, sputtered offensively and found an exit from the NCAA tournament on Friday night.

The Crimson Tide fluctuated between careless and reckless in a sloppy 71-64 loss to No. 5 seed San Diego State, as they finished the night with 14 turnovers and shot just 3-for-27 from 3-point range.

San Diego State clinched the program's first berth in the Elite Eight, led by Darrion Trammell's 21 points and an unflinching defensive resolve that ground Alabama's dreams of a first Final Four into a puddle of frustration and missed shots.