Alabama Postgame Notes from tonight's win



Feb. 16, 2013

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• Alabama and South Carolina met for the 37th time overall, with the Crimson Tide now owning a 24-13 edge in the series history with its 68-58 win. The Tide owns a record of 12-2 when hosting the Gamecocks, including an 11-2 mark when playing USC in Coleman Coliseum.

• Alabama’s victory over South Carolina improved the Tide to 17-8 on the year and 9-3 in league play. UA has now won five of its last six contests and 10 of its last 13 overall.

• Senior guard Andrew Steele did not play in order to rest a stress reaction in his right foot. He was available if needed, but the coaches and medical staff chose to rest him.

• The Alabama win, coupled with the loss by Kentucky (at Tennessee) today, moved the Crimson Tide into sole possession of second place in the SEC. The Tide (9-3) trails first-place Florida (11-1) by two games.

• Alabama finished with 68 points in the contest. It was the first time the Tide scored more than 60 points since going for 68 in the win over Tennessee on Jan. 12.

• Alabama finished with 12 steals on the night, which tied for the second-most takeaways in a game this season. The Tide improves to 14-2 this season when collecting at least eight steals in a contest.

• Alabama has now held 17 of its 25 opponents this season, and 10 straight SEC foes, to under 60 points in a game. The Tide has a record of 12-4 when achieving the feat. In four seasons at UA under head coach Anthony Grant, the Tide has held teams to 60 or fewer points a total of 69 times, going 56-13 (.812) when doing so.

• Sophomore forward Nick Jacobs finished with 10 points on the night. It is his fifth double-figure game in SEC play. He only had one double-digit performance in non-conference action. For the year, Alabama is now (7-1) when Jacobs scores at least six points in a contest.

• Junior center Moussa Gueye, who entered the game ranked second in SEC play with 2.6 blocks per contest, finished with three blocks in the game. For the year, he has more blocked shots (45) than shot attempts (36) and points (37) this season.

• Junior Trevor Releford finished with two steals in the contest. He became just the third player in program history to reach at least 170 steals for his career (170). He also moved past former UA great Robert Horry into third on the all-time steals list. Releford now needs just seven more steals to become the school’s all-time leader, currently held by Senario Hillman (176 career steals).

• Sophomore guard Levi Randolph matched his career high with nine rebounds, which was set against Florida on Feb. 14, 2012. He also tied his career high with four steals in the win.

• Sophomore guard Trevor Lacey is the only player to have started every game on the year.