Alabama vs. Purdue Postgame Notes

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Dec. 12, 2009

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Postgame Notes
Justin Knox matched a career high with 14 points in the loss.
• Eleven of JaMychal Green’s 16 points came in the second half with five of them at the free-throw line.
• The Purdue defense held Alabama without a field goal for the final 8:45 of the game, outscoring the Crimson Tide 22-5 during that span.
• Alabama committed just 13 turnovers, but eight in the second half, against a defense that was averaging 20 forced turnovers per game.
• Purdue scored 14 points off of UA’s eight second-half turnovers.
• Alabama converted on all four of its three-point play opportunities.
•Despite shooting 32 percent from the field in the second half, Alabama finished at 40 percent to become just the fourth of Purdue’s nine opponents to shoot 40 percent or better.
• The Crimson Tide’s defense forced 17 turnovers, matching a season high for the Boilermakers.
Charvez Davis had a career-high three assists for Alabama.
• A season-high 12,477 fans were in attendance at Coleman Coliseum.

Halftime Notes
• Alabama started the lineup of Anthony Brock, Mikhail Torrance, Senario Hillman, JaMychal Green and freshman Tony Mitchell for the third straight game.
Mikhail Torrance missed his first free-throw attempt of the game, snapping a streak of 18 consecutive free throws made.
• Purdue’s defense held Alabama without a field goal for the first 4:30 of the game as UA missed its first four shots from the field.
• However, the Tide then made six of its next seven shots as part of a 14-4 run to take its first lead of the game at 15-13 with 11:45 left in the half.
• Alabama held Purdue scoreless for nearly seven minutes after that to rattle off a 15-0 run, its largest of the season to take a 25-13 lead with six minutes left in the half.
• That scoreless span marked the third straight game in which UA has held an opponent without a field goal for a period of four minutes or longer.
• Purdue made four of its first six shots in the first 3:48 of the half but just 6-of-19 for the remainder of the half.
• Purdue came into the game averaging 12.5 turnovers per game, but the Tide’s tough defensive pressure forced  11 turnovers in the first half alone.
• Junior Justin Knox had 12 first half points, just two shy of his career high.