Alabama Men's Basketball vs LSU - Jan. 25 - Postgame Notes



Jan. 25, 2014

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• Alabama and LSU met for the 171st time in series history - the second-most times UA has played any one opponent in program history.

• The Tide owns a 103-68 lead in the all-time series following its 82-80 win over LSU. Alabama has won nine straight games over LSU and has a record of 38-8 when playing the Tigers in Coleman Coliseum. The last time the Tide lost to the Tigers at home came on Jan. 31, 2004.

• Alabama has won seven of the last nine meetings and 12 of the last 16 games the two teams have played.

• Head coach Anthony Grant has an all-time record of 7-2 when his team has faced LSU, and is 6-0 when playing LSU under the arched roof of Coleman Coliseum.

• Alabama snapped a streak of 19 straight defeats when allowing a team to score 70 or more points in a game with its 82-80 win over LSU Saturday night. The last time a Crimson Tide team won when giving up 70 or more points to an opponent came on March 3, 2010 when UA defeated South Carolina, 79-70.

• The 82-80 victory marked the first game this season Alabama has won when allowing a team to score more than 65 points in a game. Coming into the contest, the Tide had been 0-10 this year when allowing the opposition to score 66 or more points.

Trevor Releford finished with 21 points on the night. It marked his 20th straight game in double figures dating back to last season. Moreover, it was his sixth 20-point game of the year and the 10th time he led the Tide in scoring this season. 

Shannon Hale had career-highs of 17 points and six assists en route to the victory. He has now recorded double figures in all six SEC games this season.

Rodney Cooper finished the night with a season-best 19 points, 17 of which came in the final 20 minutes. In the second half alone, Cooper connected on 6-of-9 shots from the floor and hit all four of his three-point attempts. 

• Head coach Anthony Grant has won 15 of his last 16 home games against SEC competition. Since Grant's arrival in 2009, Alabama owns a home record of 30-6 (.833) against SEC team, including a 26-2 (.929) mark since 2011.

• Alabama shot 51.9-percent (27-of-52) from the floor, which was the fifth time this season the Tide has shot better than 50 percent in a contest. Alabama is 5-0 this season when reaching the mark in a game.

• The Tide had 18 assists, which tied for the most assists in a game this season (North Florida).

• The Tide had 26 free throw attempts, compared to 20 free throw attempts by the Tigers. Alabama is now 8-4 this season when attempting more free throws than the opponents.

• Alabama was outrebounded, 34-29, on the night but still managed to pull out the two-point win. The Tide is now 2-8 this season when being outrebounded in a game.

• Alabama will next travel to Auburn, Ala., where it will take on the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. CT on SEC TV.