Alabama Men's Basketball vs. Mississippi State Notes



Jan. 23, 2010

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Post Game Notes
Mikhail Torrance's 20 points was his fifth 20-point performance of the season.
Tony Mitchell led all players in rebounding with a career-high 12 boards.
• 16 of Alabama's 22 baskets (72.7 percent) were assisted, its highest assisted basket percentage of the season.
• Alabama shot a season-worst 34.9 percent from the floor, its lowest percentage in a win since shooting 33.9 in a win over Alabama A&M last season.
• MSU didn't hit a three-pointer until 10:48 had expired off the second half clock.
• MSU finished with two three-pointers, 7.7 fewer than its season average.
• MSU's 14-0 second half run was the biggest by an opponent this season.
• The Bulldogs shot a season-low .317 from the field, its worst performance since shooting .312 against LSU on Feb. 11, 2009.
• The Bulldogs two three-pointers were its fewest since converting on one at Kentucky on Jan. 13, 2007.
• Alabama has now held six of its last seven opponents to less than 40 percent shooting.
• Alabama held a four-rebound advantage against the SEC's top rebounding team.
Senario Hillman posted a career-high nine rebounds.

Halftime Notes
• Alabama used the starting five of Mikhail Torrance, Anthony Brock, Tony Mitchell, JaMychal Green and Chris Hines. The start is the first for Hines, a junior college transfer.
• Alabama rattled off a 10-0 run over 1:04 to take an early 12-2 lead, its second biggest lead in an SEC game this season to that point.
• Mississippi State responded by holding the Tide scoreless for the next 5:16.
• Alabama converted on its first five attempts from the field but shot just 7-of-28 for the remainder of the half.
• Mississippi State, which entered the game shooting an SEC best 40.2 percent from three-point range, missed all eight of its first-half attempts from behind the arc.
• 19 of the Tide's 27 first-half points came from Mikhail Torrance and JaMychal Green as the pair went a combined 8-of-13 from the field.
• Nine of the Tide's 12 first-half baskets were assisted. Just 33.3 percent of MSU's first-half buckets were assisted.
• Alabama carried a lead into halftime for the eighth consecutive game. The Tide is now 9-4 this season when leading at intermission.
• Mississippi State is the 10th opponent this season to score less than 30 points against UA in the first half.