Jan. 16, 2011
Recap | Box Score
Player of the Game
Freshman point guard Trevor Releford put in an admirable performance in one of the toughest atmospheres in the nation with 17 points in a career-high 37 minutes of action. Releford converted on six of his 10 attempts from the floor and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free-throw line with four of those attempts coming in the second half. He finished with a game-high four assists and had no turnovers through his first 35 minutes on the floor. He finished the game with a season-high efficiency rating of 18 to lead all players in the contest.
Play of the Game
With the Tide nursing a two-point lead and on the fast break with 3:20 to play, Senario Hillman drove to the top of the key went up as if he were taking a shot. Instead, he found an open Tony Mitchell on the left side of the lane who laid in the Hillman pass despite strong defensive pressure to build the Tide's cushion back to four points.
Turning Point of the Game
With 2:08 left in the game Rotnei Clarke found Marshawn Powell in the paint for a dunk to give the Razorbacks their first lead of the game at 64-63. That play energized the home crowd as Arkansas outscored the Tide 6-2 over the final two minutes to secure the win.
Stat of the Game
Alabama's defense came into the game allowing an NCAA-leading 0.81 points per possession but Arkansas managed to score 1.01 points per possession as the Tide drops to 0-5 when allowing more than a point per possession.
Alabama used 11 different five-man units at Arkansas with four of them outscoring the Razorbacks. Alabama had two lineups tie for the most successful with each outscoring Arkansas by six points. JaMychal Green, Trevor Releford and Senario Hillman were a part of both lineups with the different fifth player being Andrew Steele and Chris Hines. The lineup with Steele held a 10-4 advantage in 3:07 together while the lineup with Hines also held a 10-4 advantage in 4:23 together.
The starting lineup of Green, Tony Mitchell, Releford, Davis and Hines played a game-high 10:12 together and was outscored 15-14 during that span.
Additional Arkansas Game Notes
- Chris Hines had a season-high 12 rebounds and has now hauled in 10 or more rebounds in four of the Tide's last six games.
- JaMychal Green matched a season-high with four blocks and is now averaging 3.3 blocks per game in SEC play.
- Alabama held a seven-rebound advantage and has now been even or better in rebounding against 13 straight opponents and has only been outrebounded twice this year against Troy and Iowa.
- Alabama held a 36-30 advantage in points in the paint as no team has outscored UA in the category this season with the Tide holding an overall advantage of 621-370 this season.
- Arkansas shot .423 against the Tide to become the first opponent in six games since Dec. 18 to shoot 40 percent or better against the Tide. Additionally it is the highest percentage since Providence shot .467 on Dec. 11.
- The loss snapped Alabama's five-game win streak and was the Razorbacks sixth straight win over the Tide in Fayetteville.
- Neither team has won on the other's home court since Jan. 27, 2007.
- Arkansas committed just nine turnovers, the fewest by a UA opponent this season.
- Alabama led for 36:01 of the contest, its most time led in a loss this season and most under Anthony Grant.
- Arkansas is just the third UA opponent to score 70 or more points this season and the first since Dec. 11. Alabama is 4-12 the past two seasons when allowing 70 or more points.
Arkansas +/- Report