Alabama Men's Basketball vs. Oakland Postgame Notes

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Nov. 14, 2011

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ALABAMA POSTGAME NOTES
- The win was UA’s 22nd straight win at home to move into a tie with Temple for the fifth longest home winning streak in the nation.
- The Crimson Tide opened the season 2-0 for the second time in Anthony Grant’s three seasons at Alabama.
- The victory was the Tide’s 494th at Coleman Coliseum.
- JaMychal Green’s 18 points moved him into 19th all-time at UA with 1,329 points. He began the evening in 25th and passed Charles Cleveland, Robert Scott, Earnest Shelton, Kennedy Winston, Wendell Hudson and Richard Hendrix.
- Green also moved up the career rebounding list in 18th past former teammate Alonzo Gee with 731 boards. He needs eight more to pass T.R. Dunn for 17th.
- After scoring 16 points in the opening half, Oakland’s Reggie Hamilton was held scoreless in the second stanza.
- Oakland shot 40 percent in the contest to become the 25th opponent in the past two seasons to shoot 40 percent or less against the Tide. UA is 22-3 over that span.
- The win was UA’s first over a current member of the Summit League. UA is now 1-1 against the league.

OAKLAND POSTGAME NOTES
- OU is 2-28 against the Associated Press Top 25 as Alabama entered tonight’s game at No. 16
- With Travis Bader’s 3-pointer in the first half (14:55), Oakland extends its streak to 701 consecutive games with at least one trey made – 7th-longest streak in the country
- Dating back to last season, Reggie Hamilton has reached double figures in 5 consecutive games, 16 first-half points tonight
- Bader has made at least 1 3-pointer in 33 of 36 career games, including 8 straight
- OU was outscored 18-8 over the final 7 minutes of the first half and trailed 41-30 at intermission
- The Golden Grizzlies have not won a road opener since 2005 (def. Bowling Green, 76-66), taking losses to then-No. 4 Pitt (66-55), Green Bay (76-75), Cleveland State (58-55), Wisconsin (58-42), West Virginia (95-71) and No. 16 Alabama (74-57)
- Oakland is 1-4 versus the SEC and 6-57 overall against the power-six conferences (ACC, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC)
- After missing last season with a torn ACL, Blake Cushingberry made his return to the starting lineup tonight
- Bader fouled out of a game for the first time in his career with 8:49 remaining in the game finishing with nine points on 1 of 5 long-range shooting
- Four Golden Grizzlies made their debut tonight; Laval Lucas-Perry, Corey Petros, Kyle Sikora and Dante Williams.