Dec. 19, 2010
Recap | Box Score
Player of the Game
JaMychal Green did nearly everything within his powers to carry his team to a win on Saturday with a team-high 16 points in 22 minutes of action before fouling out. Facing a big, talented Oklahoma State frontcourt, he only converted on two of his eight field goal attempts under heavy pressure but was able to effectively draw fouls. Once at the line, he was perfect, converting on a career-high 12-of-12 free throws, including 10-of-10 in the second half.
He was equally effective on offense with his rebounding as four of his five rebounds came on offense to account for half the team's offensive boards which led to the Crimson Tide outscoring OSU, 11-9, in second-chance points. Green was also a presence on defense with two steals and a pair of blocks.
He finished with a game-high efficiency rating of 16 and the Tide outscored OSU by five points during the 22 minutes he was on the floor. For his efforts he was named to the All-College Classic Team.
Play of the Game
With just under 10 minutes to play in the second half and the Tide on an 8-0 run, JaMychal Green forced a steal under the OSU basket, passed the ball up the court to Trevor Releford. Releford drove the ball to the top of the key and put up a lob pass for a streaking Green who tipped the ball in to cap a 10-0 run and pull the Tide within three points at 43-40.
Turning Point of the Game
With less than two minutes to play in the first half, OSU led 19-16 but a Charvez Davis foul put Moses Marshall on the line. Marshall sank both free throws and on the second, Senario Hillman was whistled for a foul while boxing out. After the officials reviewed the video, Hillman was whistled for an intentional foul and OSU was awarded two more free throws and the ball back. Markel Brown sank both free throws and the Cowboys scored on the ensuing possession to complete a six-point swing in 13 seconds. OSU added a pair of buckets in the final minute to carry a 14-point advantage into intermission.
Stat of the Game
As anemic as UA's offense was in the first half, it righted its ways in the second half with a season-high 44 points in the second half. Additionally, the team converted on 56.5 percent of its 23 field goal attempts, also a second-half high for the Tide this season. During its 10-0 run to cut the deficit to three in the second half, the team was 4-of-5 from the field.
Alabama used 17 different five-man units against the Cowboys. The combination of JaMychal Green, Tony Mitchell, Trevor Releford, Senario Hillman and Charvez Davis was the top unit by outscoring UA, 8-4, during the 2:52 they were on the court together. The starting five of Green, Mitchell, Releford, Chris Hines and Charles Hankerson, Jr. spent the most time on the floor at 9:07 and was outscored by OSU, 16-15, during that span.
Additional Game Notes
- Senario Hillman recorded one steal to move into a tie for sixth all-time at UA with 149 steal. He is tied with his former teammate and current Washington Wizard Alonzo Gee.
- Alabama outscored OSU, 20-16, in the paint and has yet to be outscored in the paint this season.
- Oklahoma State led for 39:30 of the contest, the most an opponent has led this season.
- UA's 16 first-half points were its fewest under Anthony Grant.
- OSU evened the series with the Tide at 3-3 and UA dropped to 31-20 against current members of the Big 12.
- Alabama's last three opponents away from home (Purdue, Providence, OSU) are a combined 30-4 this season.
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