The Alabama Crimson Tide honored six seniors during their final home game of the season. The Tide hosted the Arkansas Razorbacks in a game that was much tighter than Vegas anticipated with the 16.5-point opening spread.

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Despite many people considering this an 'automatic win' for Alabama, Arkansas proved that there's no such thing in SEC basketball. The Razorbacks took a 42-36 lead into the halftime locker room, despite Alabama turning up the heat offensively at the end of the first half. The game went down to the final seconds of overtime.

The Crimson Tide didn't quite start the second half with the same energy but were able to cut the Arkansas lead to one at multiple points in the second half.

Mark Sears scored 22 points, his 21st with 20 or more, inching him closer to Reggie King's record of 23 games with 20 or more points. It took every bit of effort from him and Latrell Wrightsell Jr., who had 20 points in his first full game back in action.

Alabama's guard play has gotten them far this season, but Rylan Griffen missed the game with a calf injury he suffered in the loss to Florida, and Aaron Estrada was held in check for most of the contest. Latrell Wrightsell Jr. limped off the court in overtime with an appeared lower-body injury, although he did return shortly after.

Alabama's shooting percentages were less than the standard of the historic offense. The Tide shot 43.2% from the field, 30% from three, and 68% from the free throw stripe. Despite the poor shooting, Alabama got the win 92-88 in overtime to secure their 13th win in SEC play.

The Tide had six players in double digits, Sears with 22, Wrightsell with 20, Nelson with 14, Pringle with 10, Estrada with 10, and Walters with 10.

Alabama did just enough to get the win. Alabama will play their first game on Friday in the SEC tournament after clinching the double bye.

Khalif Battle was the leading scorer for Arkansas with 22 points.

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