Alabama Men's Basketball vs Arkansas - March 8

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March 8, 2014

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• Saturday’s game between Alabama and Arkansas marked the 57th meeting in series history. With the Tide’s 83-58 win, the Razorbacks now own a slim 29-28 edge in the all-time series.

• Alabama owns a record of 19-5 when playing Arkansas in Tuscaloosa. The Tide has now won seven consecutive games over the Razorbacks in Coleman Coliseum. The last time Arkansas won at Alabama came on Jan. 27, 2007.

• UA head coach Anthony Grant owns a record of 6-3 when his teams have faced Arkansas, including a perfect 5-0 mark at home.

• Alabama has won seven of the last nine games  played between the two schools.

• Senior guard Trevor Releford finished the night with 24 points, which marked his 12th 20-point game of the season. He also moved past former great Jerry Harper (1953-56) into fifth place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,862 points.

• Releford recorded his 32nd consecutive game and it marked his 100th career game with double-digit points. He has now scored in double figures in 42 of the Tide’s last 43 contests

• Releford now has 563 points scored this season, which placed him 17th on the single-season point total list in UA program history. It is the most points scored in a season at Alabama since Tony Mitchell scored 564 points during the 2010-11 campaign.

• Senior guard Isiah Wilson started on Senior Day, which marked his first career start and 11th career game played. He finished with career highs of five points and two rebounds.

• The starting lineup of Trevor Releford, Jimmie Taylor, Levi Randolph, Rodney Cooper and Isiah Wilson marked the 14th different starting lineup used by Grant in the Tide’s 31 games this season.

• Alabama held Arkansas to the 17.4 percent shooting (4-of-23) from the field in the first half. That is the lowest field goal percentage for an opponent against the Tide in any half this year.

• Alabama led 39-16 at halftime. The 23 point lead was the largest lead UA has had at halftime of any game this year.

• Junior guard Levi Randolph finished the night with 11 points, which marked his fourth double-figure scoring game over his last five contests. During the five-game stretch, Randolph is averaging 17.8 points, while shooting 29-of-57 from the floor (50.9 percent) and is 10-of-22 from beyond the arc (45.5 percent).

• Alabama outrebounded Arkansas, 41-25, on the night. It was only the second time in the last 15 games that the Tide won the battle of the boards. Furthermore, the +16 rebounding advantage tied for UA’s biggest advantage on the glass all season (outrebounded Georgia State, 40-24, on Nov. 19). The Tide moves to 9-1 this season when outrebounding the opposition.

• Freshman Shannon Hale finished with 18 points on the night, which marked his second-highest scoring output this season. It was also the 12th time in 18 league contests that he has scored in double figures.

• Alabama shot 54.7 percent (29-of-53) from the floor, compared to 31.3 percent (15-of-48) for Arkansas. The Tide improves to 13-5 this year when shooting better than its opponents (0-13 when shooting worse).

• Since head coach Anthony Grant’s arrival in 2009, Alabama owns a home record of 34-7 (.829) against SEC competition, including a 30-3 (.909) mark since 2011.