Alabama Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Auburn - March 1



March 1, 2014

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• Saturday’s game between Alabama and Auburn marked the 149th meeting on the hardwood, which is the fourth-most games UA has played against any one opponent. With the 73-57 win Crimson Tide owns a 90-59 edge in the series.

• Head coach Anthony Grant has an all-time record of 7-3 when he has faced the Tigers, including a perfect 5-0 mark when playing Auburn in Tuscaloosa.

• UA owns an all-time record of 39-7 when playing Auburn in Coleman Coliseum. The Tide is 46-8 when hosting AU in Tuscaloosa.

• Alabama has won seven of the last nine games played between the two teams, including five straight at home.

• Junior guard Levi Randolph finished the night with 24 points, which marked his third-straight game in double figures. Over his last three contests alone, Randolph has scored 70 points and is averaging 23.3 points over the span. During the three-game stretch, he is 19-of-37 from the floor (51.4 percent) and is 9-of-16 from beyond the arc (56.3 percent).

Trevor Releford scored 16 points, to go along with a season-best seven assists. It marked his 30th consecutive game in double figures dating back to last season. He has scored in double figures in 40 of the Tide’s last 41 contests.

• Releford’s seven assists marked a season-high for the senior point guard. His career-high assist number is eight, which came during his sophomore season against Mississippi State on Feb. 2, 2011

• Randolph led the team in scoring against Auburn. It was also only the 12th game out of 29 that Releford did not lead the team in scoring.

• Releford moved into sole possession of sixth place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,825 points. He passed former standout James “Hollywood Robnson (1,813 points).

• Alabama shot 49.0 percent (24-of-49) from the floor, compared to 27.5 percent (19-of-69) for Auburn. The Tide improves to 12-5 this year when shooting better than its opponents (0-12 when shooting worse).

• Alabama held Auburn to 21 points in the first half. It was the fewest points allowed in a half this season to any Crimson Tide opponent.

Jimmie Taylor finished the contest with a season-high tying four blocked shots, along with four points and four rebounds.

• Since head coach Anthony Grant’s arrival in 2009, Alabama owns a home record of 33-7 (.825) against SEC competition, including a 29-3 (.906) mark since 2011.

• UA led 36-21 at halftime. The 15 point half-time lead is the second biggest of the season, with the largest coming all the way back in the first home game against Stillman when Alabama led 52-36 at halftime.

• Alabama made six three-point field goals in the first half which ties a season-high. They also had six against Texas Tech and at UCLA.

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

• Alabama will next be in action on Tuesday night when it plays its final road game of the regular season, as the Tide will travel to square off at No. 17/16 Kentucky. The game will tipoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN.