Alabama vs. ULM Postgame Notes



Dec. 5, 2009

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Postgame Notes
Tony Mitchell had six steals to tie for the sixth most in a game in school history. The freshman also added eight points and a career-high eight rebounds.
• Alabama had a season-high 16 steals. The Tide matched its previous high of nine in the first minute of the second half.
Mikhail Torrance had a season-high nine assists, one shy of a career high. He also added 11 points, five of them coming from the free-throw line where he was perfect.
• Alabama’s defense limited ULM to 46 points, the first time a Tide opponent has been held to under 50 since December 7, 2008 when Louisiana-Lafayette scored just 44 points in a 61-44 loss.
• The 28-point margin of victory was UA’s largest of the season. Alabama has defeated its last two opponents by an average of 25 points.
• ULM was the third straight opponent Alabama has held to less than 40 percent from the field. UA’s last three opponents are a combined 37.4 percent from the field.
• Alabama matched a season high with 17 assists.
• Mikhail Torrance’s 5-of-5 performance from the line improves his career average to 87.3 and extending his lead as the program’s most accurate free-throw shooter all-time.

Halftime Notes
• Alabama started the lineup of Anthony Brock, Mikhail Torrance, Senario Hillman, JaMychal Green and freshman Tony Mitchell for the second straight game.
• Alabama opened the game with a 16-1 one lead and rattled off a 14-0 run at one point. The Tide didn’t allow a ULM field goal until there was 13:59 left in the half. The 14-0 run was the biggest of the season for UA.
• The Tide did most of its damage in transition as it held the ball for just 8:59 of total time in the half while ULM had the ball for 10:30 despite Alabama having three more possessions in the half.
• Alabama forced seven turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the game and scored 10 of its 20 points off ULM miscues.
• ULM finished the half with 11 turnovers that resulted in 15 of Alabama’s 38 first-half points.
Mikhail Torrance finished the half with seven assists, one shy of a season high and had nine points.