Alabama vs. Mercer Postgame Notes



Dec. 23, 2009

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Postgame Notes
• Alabama scored a season-high 90 points in the win.
JaMychal Green got his third double-double of the season and 10th of his career with a career-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. It was also his third 20-point performance of the season and fourth of his career.
• Green surpassed his previous career high with a thunderous dunk with five minutes left in the contest.
• Seven of his 13 rebounds came on offense as the Tide held a 20-12 advantage in offensive rebounding despite missing four fewer shots from the field.
• Alabama’s 20 offensive rebounds led to a season-high 21 second-chance points.
• Alabama had a season-high 21 assists led by Mikhail Torrance’s seven and a career-high five from Anthony Brock.
• After leading all scorers with 15 first-half points, Mercer’s James Florence was held scoreless until hitting a pair of free throws with 10:31 left in the game. He was held without a field goal until the 6:57 mark of the half.
•Mercer only got off nine field goal attempts in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
•Mercer committed 16 turnovers to become the eighth straight team to commit more than its season average in turnovers against the Tide. Alabama scored 25 points, its fourth most of the season, off turnovers.

Halftime Notes
• Alabama switched up the starting lineup for the first time in five games, inserting Justin Knox back into the starting five. The Crimson Tide began the game with Anthony Brock, Mikhail Torrance, Senario Hillman, JaMychal Green and Knox.
• Alabama opened the game on a 19-0 run over the first 6:50 of the game, its largest run of the season.
• During that span, Alabama converted on 8-of-11 attempts from field while Mercer missed all nine of its attempts.
•Mercer didn’t snap its scoreless streak until James Florence sank a pair of free throws with 13:10 left in the period. The Bears got their first field goal 7:29 into the contest.
•Once that first shot dropped, the Bears outscored UA 10-2 over the next 3:22 and 31-26 over the final 13:10 of the half.
• Mercer attempted 16 three-pointers in the first half and converted on just three of them. The squad converted on nine of its 16 shots inside the arc.
• Alabama’s 45 first-half points were a season high.
• Anthony Brock’s five first-half assists exceeded his previous career high.