A by-design lazy Thursday could help Alabama point guard Trevor Releford return to the floor when the Crimson Tide hosts Texas A&M on Saturday.
Releford missed Wednesday's 75-43 win over Mississippi State after injuring his foot two days earlier.
"We got some shots up. He was able to get through that," said Tide coach Anthony Grant, who is uncertain if Releford will be available Saturday. "Right now, it's going to come down to his pain tolerance. He's got some stiffness and some soreness there.
"Like we said before, the ultimate goal is to make sure that he's healthy and make sure he doesn't do anything to jeopardize his health."
Grant also said Releford's participation level in Friday's practice will be a factor in his availability.
Fellow guard Trevor Lacey recognized the void left in Releford's absence, but applauded the team's ability to come together for a road win without the team leader in points (16.3), free throw percentage (85.3) and steals (25).
"It was a little different, but going into the game, we knew he wasn't going to play so everyone was willing to do something extra to get the win," Lacey said. "Guys just come together and do little things to piece things together."