Alabama Postgame Notes
Jan. 6, 2013
• Alabama’s game against Oakland this afternoon marked the Tide’s final non-conference game of the 2012-13 season. It was also the second time in series history that the two teams met on the hardwood. The Crimson Tide, who now leads the all-time series, 2-0, won the only other meeting, 74-57, on Nov. 14, 2011 in Coleman Coliseum.
• The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Tide, which entered Saturday’s contest having dropped five of its last six games.
• Alabama held a 29-23 lead at halftime on its way to the 65-45 victory. The Crimson Tide improved to 7-2 on the year. In addition, UA shot 52.1-percent from the floor and improved to 5-0 this season when shooting over 40-percent in a contest.
• Junior guard Trevor Releford finished with 18 points. He has now scored in double figures in 10 of the 12 contests he has suited up for, which leads Alabama.
• Alabama junior center Moussa Gueye finished the game with a career-high tying nine rebounds to go along with four points off the bench. He matched his own mark for a season-best rebounds in a game this season.
• Sophomore guard Levi Randolph matched a season-high with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. His three made treys set a career high, while his six made field goals matched a career-best mark.
• Releford (978 career points) now needs 22 points to become the 46th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. Should he achieve the feat, Releford would become only the seventh player in UA lore to record at least 1,000 points and 140 steals in a career (148)
• Sophomore guard Trevor Lacey struggled most of the night, but still remainied involved in the UA offense. He finished with a career-best seven assists to go along with no turnovers.
• As a team, Alabama finished the contest with 17 assists on 25 made baskets. That number ties a season high for assists in a game, matching the 17 dimes vs. Charleston Southern on Nov. 23.
• Saturday’s contest marked the 2,496th game in program history. Alabama will be playing its 2,500th game on Jan. 19, 2013 when it hosts Texas A&M.