Alabama Men's Basketball Notes vs. Missouri - Feb. 22



Feb. 22, 2014

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• Alabama snapped Missoui’s three-game winning streak in the series with the 80-73 win. Alabama now owns a 5-3 edge in the all-time series.

• Alabama and Missouri met for the second time this season, third time as SEC rivals and for the eighth time overall in series history on Saturday night.

• Saturday’s game marked the Tigers’ second-ever trip to Tuscaloosa. The only other meeting came on March 18, 1996 when Alabama captured a 72-49 victory over Missouri in the second round of the 1996 NIT. UA is now 2-0 in home games when playing Mizzou.

• Five of the eight games played between the two teams have been decided by less than 10 points. 

• Junior guard Levi Randolph finished the night with a career-high 33 points in the winning effort. He also recorded career-best marks in field goals made (11) and attempted (15), three-pointers made (5) and attempted (7) and free throws made (6).

• Randolph had not reached double-figure points since going for 14 in the win over LSU back on Jan. 25. In the eight games since, he has scored a combined total of 22 points and 8-of-32 from the floor (25.0 percent).

Trevor Releford scored 18 points, to go along with a season-best tying six assists. It marked his 28th consecutive game in double figures dating back to last season. It was also only the 10th game out of 27 that he did not lead the team in scoring.

• Releford moved into sole possession of seventh place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,773 points. He passed former standout Erwin Dudley (1,755 points).

• Alabama recorded 42 first-half points en route to the victory. It was the first time the Tide has scored at least 40 points in the opening 20 minutes since going for 52 against Stillman back on Nov. 18 – a span of 24 games.

• Alabama shot 57.4 percent (27-of-47) from the floor, compared to 47.9 percent (23-of-48) for Missouri. The Tide improves to 11-4 this year when shooting better than its opponents (0-12 when shooting worse).

• Since head coach Anthony Grant’s arrival in 2009, Alabama owns a home record of 32-7 (.821) against SEC competition, including a 28-3 (.903) mark since 2011.

• Alabama’s 80 points marked the most since scoring 80 in the win over Mississippi State back on Jan. 15. The Tide improves to 7-3 this year when scoring 70 or more points in a game.

• Alabama’s 10 three-pointers in the contest tied a season high for threes made in a game.

• Alabama will close out the month of February on Wednesday night when it travels to Oxford, Miss., to take on Mississippi at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be available exclusively on It will mark the Tide’s fifth road contest in eight games this month.