Nov. 21, 2010
Recap | Box Score
Player of the Game
JaMychal Green led all scorers in the game with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting with five rebounds. Off his five rebounds, four came on the offensive side of the floor, leading to seven additional points for the Tide. He was one of only two players on the night to finish with a positive plus-minus rating and had a team-high efficiency rating of 15. He was active in spurts to open each half, scoring twice in the first 1:30 of the game and twice again in the first 1:50 of the second half. He also had a potentially momentum-shifting dunk with 40 seconds left to pull the Tide within six points of the Hawkeyes.
Play of the Game
With less than 4:30 and the Tide facing an eight-point deficit, senior Senario Hillman tried to put the Tide back into the game by stealing the ball from Eric May and going in for a one-handed dunk and his only two points of the evening. The energy brought by the dunk was maintained through Iowa's next possession as JaMychal Green drew a critical charge on defense to force the Iowa turnover.
Turning Point of the Game
The Tide led by as many as 10 points early in the first half but an Eric May three-pointer with 5:04 left to go gave the Hawkeyes their first lead of the game. Alabama would draw even six times after that but would never be able to reclaim the lead. May's three capped a 13-1 Hawkeye run.
Stat of the Game
Iowa's deep bench proved to be the difference in the game as 31 of the Hawkeyes 55 points came from its reserves. Kendall Durant was the only UA substitute to score, recording five points on a three-pointer and a pair of free throws.
Alabama's starting five of JaMychal Green, Tony Mitchell, Trevor Releford, Chris Hines and Senario Hillman outscored Iowa by seven points, 19-12, during the 11:46 they spent together on the floor. The same lineup with Charvez Davis in place of Chris Hines was the only other five-man combination to outscore Iowa.
Additional Game Notes
- Alabama outscored Iowa, 30-16, in the paint. In the first four games of the season, UA has outscored its opponents by a 150-90 margin.
- UA had a season-low 63 possessions and scored 0.74 points per possession.
- The Tide failed to score 50 points for the first time since scoring 45 points in a win over Georgia on Jan. 21, 2004.
- UA had four dunks in the game and now has 25 on the season to its opponents five.
- While the Tide shot 33.9 percent overall, it converted on 42.5 percent of its two-point attempts.
- Trevor Releford led the team with a career-high eight rebounds.
- Alabama again faced a free-throw deficit as Iowa got to the line 32 times to UA's nine. In its two games at the Paradise Jam, Alabama is facing a 62-18 free-throw attempt deficit.
Iowa +/- Report