Feb. 26, 2014
• Wednesday’s game marked the 173rd meeting between Alabama and Ole Miss, which is UA’s second most games UA has played against any one opponent.
• Wednesday’s game was the second time UA had faced off with Ole Miss in the last 15 days. With the loss, they split the season series 1-1 with Alabama getting the 67-64 win in Tuscaloosa on Feb. 11.
• Despite falling at Ole Miss, Alabama still owns a 118-55 lead in the all-time series. UA’s record in Tad Smith Coliseum, however, drops to 22-26.
• Freshman forward Shannon Hale had a career-high of 27 points on 7-of-12 shooting. He also had nine rebounds which ties a career-high that he has accomplished twice before, last in the loss at Texas A&M on Feb. 20. Furthermore, he also set career-best marks in free throws made (10) and attempted (11).
• Senior guard Trevor Releford scored 16 points on the night. It marked his 29th consecutive game in double figures dating back to last season. It was also only the 11th game out of 28 that he did not lead the team in scoring.
• Releford has now scored 1,809 points in his career at UA. He’s just the sixth player in program history to do that and the first since 1993 when James “Hollywood” Robinson achieved this feat.
• The two teams combined for 59 free throws, with Ole Miss shooting 31, compared to 28 for Alabama. UA drops to 1-10 this season when shooting fewer free throws than its opponent.
• Alabama was outrebound by 18, 42-24, which resulted in a 21-8 advantage for Ole Miss in second chance points. The -18 on the boards and -13 in the second-chance points category were season lows for the Tide. Alabama is now 3-15 when being outrebounded in a game this season.
• The Tide has now recorded just 24 rebounds in back-to-back games, which is tied for the second fewest rebounds in a game this season. Combined, Alabama has been outrebounded by a combined average of 15.0 rebounds per game (39.0-24.0).
• Alabama attempted 23 three-pointers on 48 total shots on the night. The 23 three-point attempts tied for the second-most in a game this year.
• Alabama blocked only one shot, which is the lowest mark in a game this season.
• The Tide outshot the Rebels, 41.7 percent to 41.4 percent. Alabama is now 11-5 on the season when shooting better than its opponents from the field (0-12 when UA shoots worse).
• Alabama will return to action on Saturday afternoon when it welcomes the Auburn Tigers to Coleman Coliseum at 2 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPNU.