Alabama Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Tennessee - Feb. 1



Feb. 1, 2014

Recap |  Box Score |  Quotes

• Saturday’s contest marked the 143rd meeting in series history between to two schools, which stands as UA’s fifth-most common opponent in program lore. With the 76-59 loss, the Crimson Tide now owns a 76-67 edge in the all-time series.

• UA owns an all-time record of 43-18 when playing Tennessee in Tuscaloosa, including a 26-9 mark at Coleman Coliseum. Furthermore, this marks Tennessee’s first win at Coleman Coliseum since Jan. 19, 2010 (UT won 63-56).

• In eight meetings vs. Tennessee, Alabama head coach Anthony Grant owns a record of 5-3.

• The last time Alabama lost a home SEC game to someone other than Florida came on February 26, 2010 when it fell to Ole Miss, 76-73. The Tide is now 26-3 (.897) at home against SEC competition since 2011. Since Grant’s arrival in 2009, the Tide is 30-7 (.811)

Trevor Releford finished with 23 points on the night. It marked his 22nd straight game in double figures dating back to last season. Moreover, it was his seventh 20-point game of the year and the 12th time he led the Tide in scoring this season.

• Releford matched his season high with six assists.

Nick Jacobs came off the bench to record 13 points and six rebounds on the night. It marks his seventh double-figure scoring game of the year, but only his second over Alabama’s last 13 games.

• Alabama gave up 76 points, which marks the ninth time this year the Tide has allowed the opposition to reach the 70-point plateau in a game this season. Alabama is 1-8 when giving up 70 or more points in a game this year, and has lost 21 of its last 22 games when allowing the opposition at least 70 points in a game.

• Tennessee finished the game shooting 47.9 percent from the floor in the win over Alabama, compared to 39.2 percent for the Tide. The Tide falls to 0-8 this season when the opposition shoots better in a game.

• The Alabama bench outscored Tennessee’s reserves, 19-3, on the night. It marks the 14th consecutive game, and the 18th time in 21 games, that the Tide’s bench has outscored the competition.

• Alabama forced Tennessee into only five turnovers on the night. It was the fewest turnovers the Tide has forced in any game this season.

• The starting lineup of Carl Engstrom, Shannon Hale, Trevor Releford, Levi Randolph and Rodney Cooper marked the 11th different starting five this season. No Alabama player has started all 21 games this year.

• Alabama will next travel to Fayetteville, Ark., where it will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. CT on SEC TV.