Alabama basketball takes 84-71 loss to reigning Canadian champion Carleton

The University of Alabama men’s basketball team ran into a 3-point scoring machine during the second stop of its exhibition tour in Canada, losing to Carleton 84-71 on Wednesday night.

For the second straight game freshman guard John Petty led the Crimson Tide in scoring. He had 16 points, following by freshman guard Collin Sexton with 15 and sophomore forward Braxton Key netted 14.

Ravens made 12 shots from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Crimson Tide 44-34.

Alabama went with a slightly different starting lineup of Key, Sexton, Petty, Donta Hall and Daniel Giddens, but for the second straight game got off to a slow start – this time 11-2, and trailed 24-14 at the end of the first quarter while Carleton made six early 3s and nine of its first 18 shots.

A 9-0 run followed by a pair of Sexton 3s helped Alabama cut the deficit to five in the second quarter, but Carleton surged for a 42-31 halftime lead. The Crimson Tide eventually caught the Ravens to take a brief lead, only to see the home team pull away for good.

Six different players made a 3, with Yasin Joseph leading all scorers with 19 points.

The game was played using FIBA rules with 10-minute quarters and a 24-second shot clock.

The Ravens have won 13 of the last 15 Canadian national championships, going a perfect 19-0 last season not including a preseason win against Wichita State. However, it lost its exhibition opener Towson State 76-64, on Monday. It’ll play Vanderbilt on an upcoming trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Alabama will close its three-game exhibition tour in Canada against the University of Ottawa on Thursday (6:30 p.m. CT). It won at McGill in Montreal on Monday, 96-57.

This story will be updated later Wednesday night.

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