Alabama Tops No. 4 Baylor; Third Win over ’21 Final Four Team

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Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) dunks against Baylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Jaden Shackelford scored 19 points and had nine rebounds as Alabama toppled No. 4 Baylor 87-78 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Alabama has now beaten three teams that reached the Final Four last season.

Along with the defending champion Bears, the Crimson Tide knocked off then-No. 1 Gonzaga in early December and topped Houston a week later.

Jahvon Quinerly scored 20 points for Alabama, which improved to 14-7. Jeremy Sochan scored 17 for Baylor and Adam Flagler had 16, going 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

The Bears are 18-3.

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