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Alabama is OUT of March Madness in the biggest shock of the tournament so far as San Diego State knocks out favorite to reach first Elite Eight ever – as star man Brandon Miller struggles
Alabama has been dumped out of March Madness in the biggest shock of the tournament so far, after San Diego State downed the No 1 seed 71-64 to book a spot in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
The Crimson Tide’s star man Brandon Miller suffered a nightmare evening in Louisville, Kentucky, going a dismal 3-19 from the field and scoring just nine points.
For San Diego State, it was Darrion Trammell who top-scored with 21 points, helping his side to a 71-64 win, their first ever over a No 1 seed at the NCAA Tournament.
Incredibly, if Miami beat Houston, it will now be the first ever March Madness tournament without a No 1 seed in the Elite Eight.
The Aztecs were hugely impressive in the Sweet 16 match-up, limiting Bama to less than 33 percent overall shooting, with Miller the stand-out struggler.
Just weeks after being linked to the fatal shooting of 23-year-old mother Jamea Jonae Harris – for which his former teammate Darius Miles was indicted on capital murder charges – Miller failed to hit the heights in what is expected to be his final ever college game.
He took 12 minutes to secure his first basket, on a night in which the Crimson Tide finished with 14 turnovers and just 3-for-27 from three-point range.
More to follow.
San Diego State players celebrate after downing the No 1 seed Alabama at March Madness
Keshad Johnson reacts at the buzzer after making history with the Aztecs in Kentucky Friday
Brandon Miller, who has been shrouded in controversy, dribbles the ball during the game
The Alabama players look shocked in the final seconds of the defeat to San Diego State
It was a rough affair in Louisville, Kentucky; Mark Sears reacts after suffering an eye injury
Alabama coach Nate Oats barks instructions from the side of the court during the match-up
San Diego State went into the game as rank outsiders, as a No 5 seed playing a No 1 seed
Source: DailyMail UK