Nov. 20, 2010
Box Score | Notes
ST. THOMAS, USVI - The University of Alabama men's basketball team fell to Iowa, 55-47, in the second round of the Paradise Jam Saturday night.
Junior forward JaMychal Green led the Crimson Tide (2-2) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore forward Tony Mitchell added 13 points and freshman guard Trevor Releford dropped in eight points and grabbed eight rebounds.
After an outstanding shooting performance in the first game of the tournament, Alabama connected on only 33.9 percent of its shots (19-of-56) from the field and 12.5 percent (2-of-16) from beyond the arc. The Tide was unable to overcome its poor shooting, especially with the balanced scoring attack of Iowa (2-2). The Hawkeyes had three players score in double figures led by freshman forward Zach McCabe who came off the bench with 13 points.
Alabama opened the game up by scoring the first seven points in the midst of a 13-3 run. Following the run, the Tide didn't make a field goal over the next ten minutes and Iowa took its first lead of the game with 5:04 left in the first half on a three-point field goal by sophomore guard Eric May. From that point, there were three ties and four lead changes down the stretch of the first half, ending in a 29-27 Iowa half-time lead.
Alabama's shooting woes continued in the second half as the Tide made only 30 percent of its shots (9-of-30) from the field and was 0-of-9 on three-point attempts following the break.
The Tide opened the second half on a dunk by Green to tie the game 29-29, however Iowa's next basket gave the Hawkeyes the lead for good. Alabama pulled within one on two Mitchell free throws with 12:17 remaining in the game, but that was as close as they would get the rest of the way.
Alabama closes out the Paradise Jam Tourney Monday at noon CST against Saint Peter's.