Feb. 27, 2011
Recap | Box Score
Player of the Game
Senior Chris Hines posted one of his best games to date with a career-high 15 points and seven rebounds during 33 minutes on the court. Hines was nearly perfect from the field going 6-of-7 with two assists and two steals. During the second half he was a perfect 2-of-2 from the floor including converting on a three-point play to cap a 12-0 run that gave UA its biggest lead of the game at 51-41 with 13:34 left to play. Hines scored four total points during that span. For his efforts, Hines posted a career-high efficiency rating of 20.
Play of the Game
With time winding down in the first half, Ben Eblen drove into the lane and had his shot blocked. As the teams jostled for the rebound, the ball was kept in bounds by a UM player whose save landed in the hands of Chris Hines. Hines faked a drive to the basket, but instead lobbed the ball towards the rim for Tony Mitchell who flushed it home.
Turning Point of the Game
After building an 11-point lead with 13:34 left to play, the Tide's offense went cold for the next nine minutes with just five points while going 2-of-8 from the field with four turnovers to allow Mississippi to tie the game at 56-56 with 4:46 left to go.
Stat of the Game
Mississippi got to the free-throw line a season-high 34 times and converted on 27 of those opportunities. The Rebels posted a free-throw production rate - a measure of a team's ability to get to and score from the free-throw line - of 56.3. That rate is the highest by a UA opponent this season with the previous high being 44.9 at Vanderbilt. The Tide's opponents average this season is 25.0 while the SEC average this season is 25.5. Vanderbilt is the most effective SEC team at getting to the line this season with a free-throw production rate of 34.9.
Alabama's starting five of JaMychal Green, Tony Mitchell, Chris Hines, Charvez Davis and Trevor Releford was the Tide's most productive lineup in the loss at Mississippi by outscoring Mississippi, 24-13, during the game-high 9:46 they were on the court together. Alabama used 17 different lineups with seven of them outscoring or playing the Rebels even.
Additional Mississippi Game Notes
- Mississippi became just the 12th opponent this season to score 60 or more points in regulation against the Tide.
- Mississippi shot just 39.6 percent to become the 19th opponent this season that the UA defense has held to less than 40 percent shooting from the field.
- Mississippi shot 29.2 percent in the second half. UA's last two opponents are a combined 27.9 percent (12-of-43) from the floor in the second half.
- Alabama's 12-0 run tied for its biggest run in the SEC this season and third biggest this season.
- Charvez Davis doubled his previous career high with six assists.
- Tony Mitchell had a game-high four steals and has had at least one steal in 26 of the 28 games this season.
- UA held a 36-28 advantage in points in the paint and has yet to be oustcored in the paint this season.
- Alabama had 12 steals and has had 10 or more steals in six SEC games this season. In 166 SEC games played this season, there have only been 22 times a team has had double figures in steals and UA owns an SEC-best six of them.
- Alabama forced 16 turnovers and its last five opponents are averaging 18 turnovers per game.
Mississippi +/- Report