NCAA Basketball

No. 16 Alabama holds off No. 3 Gonzaga

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) When Nate Oats said yes to the idea of Alabama making the trip to the Pacific Northwest and playing a glorified home game against Gonzaga, he knew it would be an early test of where the Crimson Tide stood.

Alabama's coach also knew his team could end up being a tough opponent for what was supposed to be a showcase event for Gonzaga.

"With the way we play, we can be dangerous at times with how many threes that we shoot and they knew that," Oats said. "We hit a few tonight and that helped a little bit."

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