Alabama vs. Lamar - POSTGAME NOTES



Nov. 27, 2012

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- Alabama and Lamar played for the first time since March 17, 1983, and just the second time in series history on Tuesday night. Lamar won the first matchup, which took place in the 1983 NCAA Tournament, by a score of 73-50.

- Alabama's starting five of Retin Obasohan, Trevor Lacey, Carl Engstrom, Levi Randolph and Devonta Pollard marked the fourth different starting five in UA's six contests this season.

- Junior guard Trevor Releford did not play tonight due to an illness.

- Head coach Anthony Grant earned his 14th consecutive win in the month of November with the victory tonight. The streak, which dates back to the win over Alabama A&M on Nov. 27, 2010, includes a perfect mark of 7-0 last November and a 6-0 mark this year.

- Alabama finished the night with a season-best 12 blocked shots. The barrage of blocks was led by freshman Devonta Pollard, who closed with a career-best three swats.

- Alabama continues to do the job in the turnover department. The Crimson Tide defense forced Lamar into 20 turnovers on the night. UA forces the opposition into an average of 18.2 turnovers a game.

- Alabama outscored Lamar, 20-8, in points off turnovers on the night. For the season, the Crimson Tide now has a 124-60 advantage in points off turnovers. That averages out to an average of 20.7-10.0 - a +10.7 points per game advantage.

- The Alabama defense held Lamar to only 47 points in the 75-47 victory Tuesday night. It is the second time in as many games and third time this season that UA has held an opponent to 50 or fewer points in a game.

- It marks the 25th time in head coach Anthony Grant's four-year tenure that Alabama has held an opponent to 50 or fewer points in a game, owning a 24-1 record when achieving the feat. The lone loss in such contests came with a 50-49 defeat to Saint Peter's on Nov. 22, 2010.

- Junior center Moussa Gueye closed the contest with a career-best nine rebounds. His previous career-best was four rebounds, which he set on three previous occasions.

- Other team season bests on the night include: rebounds (40), blocked shots (12), field goals made (30), field goals attempted (60).