Feb. 1, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama men's basketball fell to Tennessee, 76-59, Saturday night at Coleman Coliseum. Senior guard Trevor Releford led the Crimson Tide with 23 points and six assists.
"We got outplayed," UA Head Coach Anthony Grant said. "[Tennessee] shot 71 percent in the second half, 3-5 from behind the three-point line, and they did a great job of getting to the free-throw line."
Junior forward Nick Jacobs came off the bench and had 13 points to go along with a team-high six rebounds. This was Releford's 22nd-straight double-digit scoring game and his seventh game with at least 20 points this year.
After trailing 30-23 at halftime, Alabama was able to cut the lead to two points, 38-36, with 16:24 remaining. Tennessee then went on a 20-7 run to put the game away.
Tennessee junior forward Jarnell Stokes had a double-double with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Senior guard Jordan McRae had a game-high 26 points.
Alabama will next begin a two-game road stretch when it travels to Fayetteville, Ark., to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The contest, which will be the first of two meetings between the two teams, will be televised on SEC TV.
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