Jan. 30, 2011
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Player of the Game
JaMychal Green continued his recent streak of filling up the stat sheet by accounting for 20 points and seven rebounds in just 23 minutes of action. Defensively he held his counterpart in the paint, Malcolm White, to just six points and was part of a rebounding effort that only allowed eight offensive rebounds and held a 43-24 overall advantage on the glass.
Green scored six of his points at the line where he was 6-of-8 to improve to 17-of-23 from the line in his last three games. Against SEC competition, Green is averaging 15.8 points per game and hauling in 7.5 rebounds per game.
Play of the Game
Well before the game became a runaway win, the Tide was nursing a two-point lead with less than 12 minutes to play in the first half when an errant Tony Mitchell pass was stolen by LSU near midcourt. LSU had what appeared to be an easy uncontested layup to tie the game, but a hustling Ben Eblen caught up with Andre Stringer from behind and blocked the shot as he went to the glass. Tony Mitchell hauled in the deflected shot and Eblen brought the ball back up court and assisted on a JaMychal Green basket on the ensuing possession. The block was the first of Eblen's career at the Capstone.
Turning Point of the Game
With 17:27 left in the contest, LSU's Matt Derenbecker hit a jumper to pull within three points at 32-29. However, the Tigers would hit just one field goal over the next 10:54 as the Tide extended its lead to 23, its most in an SEC game this season. During the nearly 11-minute span, UA's defense held LSU to 1-of-11 shooting and forced 10 turnovers. LSU finished the evening with 18 turnovers.
Stat of the Game
Alabama dominated the glass holding a 43-24 advantage in rebounding, its biggest margin of the season and one better than the previous high of 18 against Florida A&M of the season opener. Additionally, UA held a 20-8 margin in offensive rebounds. On the night the Tide capitalized on a season-high 75 percent of its defensive rebounding opportunities and converted on 50 percent of its chances on the offensive glass, also a season high.
Additional Game Notes
• Alabama's 27-point lead in the second half was its biggest against an SEC opponent this season. The Tide has led by 20 or more at some point in three of its six SEC games. In addition to LSU, Alabama has led Mississippi State (22) and Kentucky (20).
• Charvez Davis hauled in a career-high five rebounds.
• Alabama improved to 99-66 all-time against the Tigers and has won eight of the last 10 meetings. Alabama is 36-7 against the Tigers in Coleman Coliseum and 277-89 all-time in SEC games in Coleman.
• LSU has averaged 41.5 points in its last two games in Tuscaloosa.
• Andrew Steele's seven points were his most since scoring seven points against Providence on Nov. 11, 2009.
• The 24-point margin of victory was Alabama's fifth biggest ever against the Tigers.
• Alabama's 5-1 start to SEC play is its best since the 2004-05 team got off to a 6-1 start.
• Alabama is averaging 22.5 points off turnovers in its last two games.
• LSU was the fifth opponent to score 50 or less points against Alabama this season.
• LSU was the 15th opponent to shoot less than 40 percent from the field against the Tide this season.
• Alabama has won eight of its last nine games.
• The Crimson Tide is 11-0 at home this season and 12-0 dating back to last season.
• Alabama's home opponents are averaging 49.6 points per game in Coleman Coliseum.
• Alabama had three dunks in the win and now owns a 77-14 advantage in dunks this season.
• UA held a 43-16 advantage in points in the paint and has yet to be outscored in the paint this season.
• The Crimson Tide is 19-5 under Anthony Grant when scoring 70 or more points.
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