Alabama vs. Cornell Postgame Notes

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Nov. 14, 2009

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Postgame Notes
JaMychal Green had his second straight double-double in a season opener with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Last season he had 17 points and 12 rebounds in the opener against Mercer. It was his eighth career double-double.
• He is the first player in the last decade to open up consecutive seasons with a double-double. His double-double is also just the fifth in an opener since 1999-00.
• His 17 points is also tied for the 11th most points in an opener in the last decade.
Tony Mitchell's 12 points ties for the seventh best debut by a freshman in UA history. Below are the best freshman debuts all-time at UA.  

	Pts.	Player			Opponent		Date
1.	25	Eddie Phillips		Wagner		Nov. 24, 1978
2.	17	JaMychal Green		Mercer		Nov. 16, 2008
	17	Cedric Moore		Davidson		Nov. 23, 1991
	17	Leon Douglas		Cornell		Dec. 1, 1972
5.	16	T. R. Dunn			Georgia Tech	Nov. 30, 1974
6.	15	Mo Williams		Miss. Valley State	Nov. 13, 2001
7.	12	Tony Mitchell		Cornell		Nov. 14, 2009
	12	James Robinson		Delaware 		Nov. 24, 1990
9.	11	Ennis Watley		New Hampshire	Nov. 27, 1981
 	11	Antonio McDyess		Chattanooga	Dec. 1, 1993
	11	Gerald Wallace		Troy		Nov. 20, 2000
Anthony Brock played 34 minutes, his most in a regulation game, and scored 15 points tying for the second highest output of his career. He also added a game-high three steals.
• Alabama is now 77-20 in season openers and 61-8 when opening at home and 19-3 at Coleman Coliseum.
• Cornell evened the all-time series at 1-1 and Alabama is now 7-2 against the Ivy League.
• Cornell's win was its third against an SEC program and first since 1972-73 with previous wins over Arkansas and Kentucky. Halftime Notes
• Alabama opened with a starting lineup of Anthony Brock, Senario Hillman, Andrew Steele, JaMychal Green and Justin Knox. The start was the first of Steele's career and second of Brock's.
• Alabama's 6-point halftime deficit was the largest in a non-conference game since a 9-point halftime deficit at Texas A&M on Nov. 28, 2007.
JaMychal Green's seven first-half rebounds tied for the third most the sophomore has had in an opening half. Three of his seven boards came off the offensive glass.
• In 2008-09, Alabama was 1-8 when trailing at halftime. The lone win came in the double-overtime victory against Mississippi State on February 21, 2009.
• Twelve of Alabama's first 14 points came from Anthony Brock and JaMychal Green. Each had six with Brock's coming via a pair of three-pointers.
• Alabama scored just once in the final 7:58 of the first half, that bucket coming on a tip-in dunk from freshman Tony Mitchell.
• The Tide's 20 first-half points were its fewest since scoring 20 points at Arkansas on January 6, 2007.