Alabama Men's Basketball vs. Tennessee State Notes



Dec. 30, 2009

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Postgame Notes
• Alabama blocked a season-high 10 shots. JaMychal Green matched a career high with five blocks.
Justin Knox added three blocks, a career high for the junior.
• Green’s 19 points gives him an average of 23.0 points in his last two games.
• Green and the rest of the interior players combined to outscored TSU in the paint by a 40-14 margin. It is the second straight game in which UA has scored 40 or more points in the paint and the fourth time this season.
• With 8:20 left in the contest, Tennessee State had already converted on 10 three-pointers, tying for the most the Tide had surrendered this season. TSU ended with 11 three-pointers, their second most of the season.
• TSU pulled within two, 53-51, on the 10th three-pointer and had a chance to pull even before the Tide took control and went 9-of-10 from the field in the final eight minutes of the contest.
• Alabama was a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range in the second half and 14-of-20 from the floor.
• TSU held a 12-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. However, the Tigers had 16 more offensive rebounding opportunities from the field.
• TSU committed 16 turnovers, one shy of its season average to become the first team in nine games to commit fewer than its season average in turnovers against the Tide.
• Meanwhile, TSU forced 16 Alabama turnovers, the Tide’s second most of the season.
• TSU possessed the ball for 4:23 longer than Alabama.

Halftime Notes
• Alabama used the starting lineup of Anthony Brock, Mikhail Torrance, Senario Hillman, JaMychal Green and Justin Knox for the second consecutive game.
• Tennessee State’s first five shots came from behind the three-point arc with the Tigers converting on three of them in first 3:11 of the contest.
 • From there, the Tigers only converted on 6-of-22 shots from the field, but were 5-of-11 from three-point range in the half.
• Meanwhile, Alabama was much more active inside the arc, converting on 10-of-19 (.526) two-point attempts.
• The halftime lead was Alabama’s seventh of the season, but the four-point margin was the smallest of those six.
• Alabama’s 30 first-half points were evenly distributed with all eight players that stepped on the floor scoring and no player recording more than five points.