Alabama Men's Basketball vs. North Florida Postgame Notes

Nov. 11, 2011

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  • The win was UA’s 21st straight home win dating back to the 2009-10 season. It is the sixth longest home winning streak in the nation.
  • UA improved to 79-20 all-time in season openers and 62-8 when opening the season in Tuscaloosa. The Tide is 20-3 in season openers at Coleman Coliseum.
  • Anthony Grant improved to 5-1 as a head coach in season openers and 17-2 overall in his collegiate coaching career as a head and/or assistant coach.
  • UNF shot 23.2 percent, the lowest by a UA opponent since Florida A&M shot 23.1 percent in last season’s opener on Nov. 12.
  • Tony Mitchell’s 17-point, 10-rebound double-double was the eighth of his career.
  • The Crimson Tide opened the season with two freshmen in its starting lineup with Levi Randolph and Rodney Cooper getting the start. They were joined by veterans JaMychal Green, Tony Mitchell and Trevor Releford. The start was a team-high 93rd of Green’s career.
  • UNF became the 12th opponent in Grant’s three seasons at UA that has scored less than 50 points against the Tide. Alabama is 12-0 in those games.
  • Tide improved to 33-12 when leading at the half under Grant. Last season UA was 22-3.
  • UA is now 2-0 all-time against the Ospreys and 15-3 against current members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
  • After being held scoreless for 7:46 in the first half, UA closed the period with an 18-5 run.
  • UNF was held without a field goal for the final 7:25 of the first half and the first  2:06 of the second half.
  • Four UA freshmen scored their first collegiate points in the game. Rodney Cooper with a putback with 9:20 left, Levi Randolph with a three-pointer at the 8-minute mark, Trevor Lacey with a pair of free throws with 6:04 left and Nick Jacobs with a putback with 43 seconds left.
  • Charles Hankerson, Jr., matched a career high with three assists, all in the first half. The previous career best was set in last season’s opener against Florida A&M.