This article was last updated on March 25, 2023
San Diego State beats top overall seed Alabama
In the NCAA tournament on Friday night, No.1 seed Alabama, which was the most dominant and divisive team of the 2022-23 season, lost to No. 5 seed San Diego State by a score of 71-64. Alabama’s offensive struggles led to 14 turnovers and a 3-for-27 performance from 3-point range.
San Diego State, led by Darrion Trammell’s 21 points, clinched their first-ever berth in the Elite Eight by suffocating Alabama’s offense and holding them to 32.4% shooting. Alabama star forward Brandon Miller shot only 3-for-19 in the game and a combined 8-for-41 in the three games of the tournament. This loss marks the third consecutive tournament in which the Tide suffered a significant upset.
Although Alabama appeared to be in control of the game early in the second half, it could not sustain it, and San Diego State pulled off the upset.