Live Updates: Alabama Basketball Takes on Louisiana in Charity Exhibition – Bama Maven - Techy Hunters


Sunday, October 24, 2021

Live Updates: Alabama Basketball Takes on Louisiana in Charity Exhibition – Bama Maven

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — While it’s not in any official capacity, Alabama basketball began its season on Sunday afternoon by hosting a charity exhibition against Louisiana inside Coleman Coliseum.

The game is not being broadcast on any form of media, so stay tuned here at BamaCentral for live updates, stats, information and analysis from Tuscaloosa.

Alabama fought hard for a victory against the Ragin’ Cajuns, prevailing 73-68. Keon Ellis led the scoring with 21, followed by JD Davison with 19. Alabama only made six threes compared to Louisiana’s eight, but the Crimson Tide made up for it by winning the free throw battle 27-12. 

Second Half

  • Alabama holds on the beat Louisiana 73-68. 
  • Davison makes both free throws, and the Crimson Tide defense holds at the other end. Alabama leads 71-68 as Davison goes to the line again with one second remaining. 
  • Louisiana puts down a powerful dunk to cut the lead back to one. 69-68 with 15 seconds, Davison is fouled. 
  • JD Davison powers inside for a layup to put Alabama up 69-66 with 25 second remaining. Louisiana ball. 
  • Louisiana cuts the lead to 67-66 with under a minute left. 
  • Alabama has not scored in the last 2:49. 
  • The rebounding battle is neck and neck at 42 apiece. 
  • With 2:25 remaining, Alabama leads 67-62. 
  • The second chance points category is leaning slightly in favor of Alabama at a count of 21-16. Alabama’s last basket was a Bediako put-back dunk. 
  • Alabama takes its largest lead of the game with a 67-57 advantage and 4:00 left on the clock. 
  • Ellis ups his total to 21 thanks to two more free throws and a corner three. Alabama leads 63-57 with six minutes remaining. 
  • Alabama has gone on a 12-3 despite not scoring a FG in the last 3:11. 
  • Alabama holds a 57-54 lead with 7:54 remaining. 
  • Shackelford and Davison each have five turnovers in the game. 
  • Louisiana is currently 1 of their last 10 shots. 
  • Things got chippy as Charles Bediako got tied up for a rebound. Foul called on Louisiana’s Thed Akwuba. 
  • Jaden Shackelford hits his first three of the game on a friendly roll, as Coleman Coliseum erupted. Alabama grabs a one-point lead. 
  • Ellis picks up his third foul as Louisiana regains the lead 54-52. 
  • Alabama takes a 52-51 lead after three Keon Ellis free throws. 11:10 left in the game. 
  • Free throws have been a bright point for Alabama, shooting 15-17 from the line. 
  • Miles cuts the lead to two points with two free throws. 
  • Darius Miles ignites the crowd with a put-back dunk, leading to a Louisiana timeout. The lead is 51-47 for the Rajin’ Cajuns with 12:37 left. 
  • Alabama is leading Louisiana in points off turnovers 22-6. 
  • A steal from Ellis leads to a dish to Davison for a score, Alabama trails 49-45. 
  • Keon Ellis hits a three point basket plus the foul shot, cuts the lead to 46-43 with just over 14 minutes left. 
  • The advantage for Louisiana has been bench points, as they lead Alabama 14-3 in that category. 
  • Louisiana has gone 4-4 in their last four shots to post a 46-39 lead. 
  • Keon Ellis now has nine points off three threes. 
  • Alabama has three turnovers early in the second half. 
  • JD Davison draws a foul and knocks down both free throws. Louisiana leads 35-34 with 18:20 and counting left. 
  • Alabama is back in their layup lines to gear up for the second half against Louisiana.

Punctuated by 14 points off turnovers and some strong play from Noah Gurley, Alabama fought its way back to within one before the half. Gurley finished the first half with 11 points, seven of which came in succession for Alabama. Louisiana fought off the comeback with four three-pointers in the last 3:21. 

Free throws helped the Crimson Tide first-half effort, making 8-10 from the line. Alabama did not shoot their first free throw until the 8:09 mark. 

Freshman JD Davison finished with nine in the half after getting the start. 

First Half

  • JD Davison beats the buzzer to put Alabama down just one point headed to halftime. The score stands at 33-32 in favor of the Rajin’ Cajuns. 
  • Noah Gurley has scored Alabama’s last six points
  • Louisiana leads 30-26 with 1:35 in the half. Oats just took Alabama’s first timeout. 
  • Alabama takes its first lead of the night thanks to a Noah Gurley free throw. Louisiana responds with a three to regain the lead at 24-22. 
  • Alabama has gone on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 21. 
  • JD Davison gets the and-one layup to put him at 7 points so far. Alabama trails 20-14 with 5:25 left. 
  • Alabama now has 10 turnovers in the first half. 
  • Louisiana has three turnovers in the last 1:29. They lead 16-10 with 7:41 til halftime. 
  • Jaden Shackelford hits all three of the Crimson Tide’s first free throws of the game after being fouled on a three-point shot. 
  • With 8:33 left in the half, Alabama trails 16-7. The Crimson Tide is 1 for its last 13 field goals. 
  • JD Davison gets Alabama back on the board with a transition layup after a 5+ minute scoring drought. 16-7 Louisiana leads. 
  • Nate Oats seemingly frustrated with Alabama’s pursuit of loose balls. 
  • Louisiana has a 12-5 lead eight minutes into the game as Alabama has missed its last seven shots. 
  • Alabama is 1-9 from three point range with 12:08 left in the half. 
  • Each team has three fouls seven minutes into the game. 
  • Alabama is 1 of its last 9 shots. 
  • Over five minutes into the game, Louisiana has a 10-5 lead thanks in part to four steals on the defensive end.
  • Darius Miles, Keon Ambrose-Hylton, and Jusaun Holt check into the game for Alabama. 
  • Keon Ellis knocks down a three after a scrappy offensive rebound from Noah Gurley. 
  • Three minutes in, Louisiana leads 7-2. 
  • JD Davison gets a layup off a pump fake for his first basket for the Crimson Tide.  
  • Bediako wins the tip for Alabama. 
  • The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. CT tip, with live updates coming shortly. 
  • JD Davison is enjoying the music ahead of his first action in Coleman Coliseum. 


  • Jahvon Quinerly and Juwan Gary are not currently dressed out and will likely not play today.
  • The game will not be televised or broadcast on radio, so check here for live updates.
  • Today will be fans’ first look at the 2021-2022 Crimson Tide men’s basketball team as their first scrimmage was closed to the public.
  • Today’s starters for the Ragin’ Cajuns: Kobe Julien (F), Theo Akwuba (F), Greg Williams Jr. (G), Jordan Brown (F), Dou Gueye (F).
  • The starting lineup for Alabama has been announced:

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