The Alabama men's basketball team defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 79-64, in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night in front of 8,612 fans at Coleman Coliseum. The victory advances the Crimson Tide to its sixth all-time NIT Final Four appearance. “It is an understatement to say that this was a great win,” UA head coach Anthony Grant said. “I thought from start-to-finish the style of play was outstanding. The atmosphere today was outstanding.” “I think our guys came out with great pride and excitement for an opportunity to continue our play, to continue our season, and to continue to have an opportunity to compete for a championship,” Grant said. “I'm really proud of the effort everyone gave today.”
Alabama will face Colorado in the NIT semifinal Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m. CDT at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.