TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Ticker) -- Sixth-ranked Alabama hopes to extend its home winning streak to 22 games when it hosts North Carolina Greensboro on Tuesday.
The Crimson Tide (4-0), who have never met the Spartans (3-1), has not lost at Coleman Coliseum since Arkansas posting a 66-63 triumph in February 2001. Alabama went 17-0 at home last season and won its first two this campaign.
Alabama is coming off a 54-48 triumph over Ohio State at the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts on Friday.
Kenny Walker, Mo Williams and reserve Antoine Pettway all scored 11 points to pace the Crimson Tide, who won despite shooting just 28 percent (16-of-57).
Earnest Shelton, who had nine points, and Pettway each nailed three 3-pointers to help Alabama make seven shots from the arc - five more than the Buckeyes sank.
"I think we still want to play a lot better," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. "We didn't shoot the ball very well, and when you don't shoot it well you feel like you just don't do very many things well. But we defended (Ohio State) extremely well. I was very proud of that. But we still have to put the ball in the basket a few more times."
The Spartans have won back-to-back games over American and Middle Tennessee since getting manhandled by Kansas on November 22, 105-66.
James Maye scored 16 points to pace UNCG in its win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Ronnie Burrell added just six points but had 12 rebounds and four blocks.