Alabama vs. Jackson State Postgame Notes



Nov. 17, 2009

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Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Jackson State Postgame Notes
• Freshman Tony Mitchell finished with 23 points, the most by a freshman since JaMychal Green’s 24 points at Arkansas on January 29, 2009.
• Alabama’s 22 assists were its most since recording 24 against Chicago State on January 24, 2008.
• The Crimson Tide boasted a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the second half of the game.
• The Tide’s defense limited Jackson State to just six field goal attempts in the first 7:30 of the second half.
• Alabama pulled away with a 10-0 second half run that saw Mikhail Torrance and Mitchell score five points each.
• After allowing Cornell to shoot 55.6 percent from three-point range in the opener, the defense limited Jackson State to just 25 percent shooting in the game and just 1-of-9 in the opening half.
•JaMychal Green matched a career-high with five blocks in the game. He also had a game-high two steals.
• Lineup of the Night: Andrew Steele, Charvez Davis, Justin Knox, JaMychal Green and Ben Eblen posted the best plus-minus line of the night. In 2:03 on the floor together, the fivesome outscored Jackson State by eight points with a 12-4 run.
• Alabama had six three-point play opportunities and converted five of them. Tony Mitchell and Andrew Steele each had two opportunities and converted both.
• Alabama improved to 26-0 all-time against current members of the SWAC and 2-0 against Jackson State.
• The win was the first for Anthony Grant as the head coach of the Crimson Tide.

Halftime Notes
• Alabama opened with a starting lineup of Mikhail Torrance, Senario Hillman Andrew Steele, JaMychal Green and Justin Knox.
Charvez Davis hit his first three-pointer at Alabama 24 seconds into the game. He added three more in the next five minutes to finish the half with nine points.
• A dunk as time expired from Tony Mitchell gave the freshman 10 first-half points and double-figure scoring performances in his first two collegiate games.
• Alabama shot 53.8 percent in the half, thanks in large part to Mitchell and Davis shooting a combined 8-of-10 from the floor.