Dec. 11, 2010
Box Score | Notes
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Alabama men's basketball team fell to the Providence Friars, 82-70 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Saturday.
The Crimson Tide held a three-point lead as late as 8:30 in the second half, however the Friars rallied, going on a 19-3 run in a little over six minutes to secure the victory.
"I thought as a team, they (Providence) fought harder tonight and seemed to play with more of a purpose," UA head coach Anthony Grant said. "We knew coming in we were playing a very good Providence team. We need to better understand what we do, on both ends of the floor, and how it impacts our chances of winning."
Sophomore Tony Mitchell led the Tide with 20 points and six rebounds. Freshman guard Trevor Releford also reached double digits, picking up 12 points and six rebounds. Junior JaMychal Green racked up a double-double coming off the bench, pouring in 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
The game was tied at 40 going into the half, however the late Providence run sealed its ninth straight home victory on the season and Alabama's fifth road defeat of the year. Marshon Brooks led Providence with 33 points and eight rebounds. The Tide returns to action Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum against Southeastern Louisiana.