In the first sellout crowd for an Alabama non-conference home game in more than nine years, the Georgetown Hoyas went into Tuscaloosa and ended the nation's fourth longest home winning streak. Alabama, which had won 24 straight games at home, went on a ten point run to take the lead with just twelve seconds left in the game. A Hollis Thompson dagger from downtown, however, would seal the win for the Hoyas, putting them up two with less than two seconds to play.
The Hoyas blew a nine point lead with only two and a half minutes remaining in the game. Henry Sims missed two shots close in the lane to give Bama a chance. Sims was great for much of the second half, giving Georgetown that lead on a five point run that was highlighted by a drop step baseline move leading to a thunderous wrap around dunk on the other side of the rim. Sims finished with 13 points.