March 3, 2009
Final Stats |
- Alabama had a positive assist to turnover ratio for the second-straight game and the fourth time in SEC games.
- Junior Mikhail Torrance finished with 12 points, and matched a career-high with six rebounds and a season-high seven assists.
- Sophomore JaMychal Green’s 16 points were the third most in his career.
- Senior Alonzo Gee 17-point performance was his 25th in double-figures this season.
- Gee now has 1,584 career points, seven shy of 11th all-time at UA.
- UA’s halftime lead evaporated thanks to a 30-9 second-half run by Auburn that saw never trail from the 6:34 mark on.
- The loss was Alabama’s third-straight to Auburn and dropped AU to 84-56 against the Tigers.
- The loss was Alabama’s first in 13 days and snapped a three-game win streak.
- Auburn’s Korvotney Barber had 16 rebounds, the most by a UA opponent since Glen Davis of LSU had 17 on January 9, 2007.
- Auburn’s 64.3 percent performance from the field in the second half was the second best by a UA opponent in the second stanza this season.
First Half Notes
- Alonzo Gee’s 10 first-half points moved him into 12th all-time in scoring at Alabama with 1,577 points past Melvin Cheatum.
- Gee was the Crimson Tide’s only double-figure scorer in the half as UA’s 39 points came from eight of the 10 players that hit the floor.
- UA’s first-half rebounding was also by committee with seven of the 10 players that hit the floor recording at least one rebound.
- With the game knotted at 20-20 with 8:37 to play, Alabama went on a 14-2 run over the next 3:56 to take a commanding lead and outscore Auburn 19-9 to close the half.
- The 10-point halftime is tied for UA’s third largest in SEC play this season.
- Alabama shot 20 first-half free-throws, its most in a first half this season and 17 more than Auburn attempted.
- Auburn missed more shots (30) in the half than Alabama attempted (28) as Auburn shot 30.2 percent to Alabama’s 46 percent.