Alabama Crimson Tide guard John Petty Jr. is questionable for tonight’s home matchup against the Vanderbilt Commodores with an elbow injury, according to Don Best. He played only nine minutes in a loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs and sat out Saturday’s win over the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Alabama head coach Nate Oats said Petty shot the basketball during Monday’s practice but did not participate in live action, according to Mike Rodak. He also said if there was a game to be played yesterday, he would not have suited up.
Petty is second on the team in scoring this season, averaging 15 points per game and leads Alabama with 6.6 rebounds per game. His biggest asset comes from behind the three-point line where he is sixth in the country, shooting 45%.
Alabama is coming into tonight’s game currently as 13.5-point favorites at home against Vanderbilt. Petty went for 23 points and 10 rebounds in Alabama’s 77-62 road win over Vanderbilt on Jan. 22.
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