Alabama Men's Basketball vs. LSU Post Game Notes

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Jan. 27, 2010

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Post Game Notes
• LSU’s 38 points were the fewest by a regular-season SEC opponent since Tennessee scored 37 points on Feb. 24, 1958 in a 70-37 UA win.
• LSU’s was the first opponent UA has held under 40 points since Florida A&M scored 39 in an 80-39 loss on Dec. 19, 1995.
• LSU shot 29.2 percent from the field, the lowest by an SEC foe since Auburn shot .290 (18-of-62) on March 2, 2005.
Mikhail Torrance recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 11 assists. It is the first points-assists double-double by a UA player since Ronald Steele posted 23 points and 10 assists against Georgia Tech on January 3, 2009.
Tony Mitchell also notched his first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Charvez Davis posted 15 points, the second most of his career and his first double-figure output since Dec. 5.
• Alabama matched a season-high with nine three-pointers. The squad also shot a season-high 52.9 percent, its second performance above 50 percent from the arc this season.
• LSU converted on just one of its nine three-point attempts. UA’s last two opponents are a combined 3-27 from three-point range.
• Alabama committed just four second-half turnovers and had a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the half.
• 19 of UA’s 21 baskets were assisted, its highest assisted-basket percentage (.905) of the season. In the last two games, 81.4 percent of the Tide’s baskets have been assisted.

Halftime Notes
• Alabama used the starting five of Mikhail Torrance, Anthony Brock, Tony Mitchell, JaMychal Green and Chris Hines for the second straight game. The start was the second of Hines’ career.
• Alabama trailed at halftime for the first time since Dec. 19 against Kansas State, snapping an eight-game streak in which UA had led at halftime. The Crimson Tide was 3-3 in the previous six games in which it has trailed at intermission.
Tony Mitchell continued his strong play with five points and eight rebounds in 16 minutes of action. His eight boards tie for the second most by an Alabama player in a half this season.
• Mitchell also drained a three-pointer, his seventh of the season.
• Seven of the Tide’s eight field goals were assisted. In the last three periods of basketball, 23 of UA’s 30 baskets have been via assists.
• Five of the first-half assists were from Mikhail Torrance.
• Alabama’s 11 first-half free throws were already more than it had been awarded in three of the previous five games.
• LSU used far more of the shot clock than Alabama as it held the ball for 4:10 longer than the Tide in the half.