Notes from Alabama's 61-43 Win over Auburn



Feb. 26, 2013

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• Alabama and Auburn played for the 147th in school history Tuesday night, which ranks as the fourth-most games UA has played against any one opponent. With the 61-43 win, the Crimson Tide owns a 90-57 edge in the series, including a 38-7 when playing Auburn in Coleman Coliseum.

• Alabama finished with a 41-31 rebounding edge over Auburn in the victory. It was the second-largest rebounding margin for Alabama this season. The only game UA had a larger rebounding margin was when it outrebounded Mississippi State by 12 back on Jan. 16. It also marked the 10th time that the Tide has outrebounded an opponent, improving to 8-2 when it happens.

• Junior guard Trevor Releford recorded two steals on the night. He now has 56 steals for the year, placing him in 10th among the single-season steals leaders. He is the only Alabama player in program history to have three seasons ranked among the all-time single-season steals leaders (4th with 64 in 2011-12 and 7th with 60 in 2010-11). 

• Sophomore forward Nick Jacobs recorded his second double-double of the season and the third of his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Auburn. Alabama improves to 8-2 when he scores at least eight points in a contest.

• Redshirt freshman Retin Obasohan had his second double-figure scoring game of his career. He finished with 10 points - his second-highest scoring output this year - to go along with four rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes off the bench.

• The Crimson Tide finished with eight steals on the night. Alabama is now 16-3 when recording at least eight steals in a game this season.
Trevor Releford closed the contest with a game-high 21 points in the victory, which marks his team-leading fifth 20-point game of the year. Over the last three games alone, the junior guard is averaging 24.7 points a game.
• Alabama has now held 19 of its 28 opponents this season, and 12 of its last 13 SEC foes, to under 60 points in a game. The Tide has a record of 15-4 when achieving the feat. In four seasons at UA under head coach Anthony Grant, UA has held teams to 60 or fewer points a total of 71 times, going 58-13 (.817) when doing so.

• With the win, Alabama finished the month of February with a 6-2 record. In fact, for the months of November (6-0), Janaury (6-2) and February, the Tide has a combined record of 18-4 (went 1-5 in the month of December).

• Alabama attempted two more free throws than Auburn in the victory. The Tide improves to 16-3 this season when it has more free throw attempts in a game.

• Sophomore guard Rodney Cooper finished with just two points on the night, which snapped his seven-game double-figure scoring streak.

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