Alabama Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs Florida - Jan. 23



Jan. 23, 2014

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• With the 68-62 loss, Alabama had its league-leading 14-game home win streak vs. SEC teams snapped. The last time the Crimson Tide dropped a home game in SEC play prior to tonight came against the same Florida Gators team on Feb. 14, 2012.

• Even with the loss, Alabama owns a 29-7 (.806) record at home vs. SEC competition under head coach Anthony Grant, including a 25-3 (.893) mark since 2011.

• Thursday’s game marked the 136th meeting on the hardwood between the two schools, which is the eighth-most games UA has played against any one opponent. The Crimson Tide owns a 73-63 edge in the series. However, the Gators have now won eight straight games over the Crimson Tide and 19 of the last 22 contests played between the two schools.

 • The Tide has an all-time record of 48-18 when playing the Gators in Tuscaloosa, including a record of 27-7 in Coleman Coliseum. With tonight’s win, Florida has now claimed four straight wins at Alabama. The last time the Tide defeated Florida at home came on Feb. 26, 2006.

• The six-point game marked the 10th time in the last 14 meetings between Alabama and Florida that have been decided by 10 points or less.

• Head coach Anthony Grant has an all-time record of 0-7 when he has faced the Gators. Excluding Missouri (which Grant has played only once after the Tigers joined the SEC last season), Florida is the only SEC team Grant has not defeated as UA’s head coach.

• Tonight’s game marked the 10th loss for Alabama this season. Nine of those 10 defeats have been by 10 or fewer points.

Trevor Releford finished the game with 14 points, which brings his career total to 1,606 points. He becomes the 13th Alabama player in program history to eclipse the 1,600-point plateau.

Nick Jacobs finished the night with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor. It was his first double-digit performance since going for 10 points in a loss at South Florida (12/7).

• Alabama was outrebounded, 42-39, on the night and falls to 1-8 when losing the battle of the boards in a game. The Tide is 7-2 when winning the rebounding battle.

• The Tide was outscored 30-6 from beyond the three-point line in the loss to the Gators. The 10 three-pointers allowed were the second-most treys Alabama has given up in a game this season (second only to Stillman’s 13 three-pointers).

• Florida led the game wire-to-wire en route to the win at Alabama. It was the first game this season that the Tide failed to own a lead at any part of the contest.

• Freshman forward Shannon Hale finished with 10 points which marked his fifth-straight double-figure scoring contest in SEC play. Through five games in league play, Hale is averaging 12.6 points and 4.0 rebounds a game.

• Alabama will end its two-game homestand when it hosts the LSU Tigers on Saturday at 7 p.m. The contest will be televised on ESPN2.