TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Nate Oats and Alabama had two achievements to celebrate: a huge win and knocking rival Auburn from the dwindling ranks of the unbeaten.
Kira Lewis Jr. scored 25 points and the Crimson Tide easily handled the fourth-ranked Tigers with an 83-64 rout on Wednesday night.
"We've been needing this signature win," said Oats, the Tide's first-year coach. "We were close a few times. If we're going to make a run and try to play in the NCAA Tournament, you've got to get these signature wins.