Men's Basketball Hosts Auburn in Home Finale

Alabama Basketball Preview - Alabama vs. Auburn


Alabama (19-9, 8-6 SEC) vs. Auburn (14-14, 4-10 SEC)
Game Leaders
Date
Feb. 29 | 7 p.m.
Location
Tuscaloosa, Ala. | Coleman Coliseum
Tickets
No public tickets available
Television
SEC Network | ESPN3.com
Radio
CTSN | Affiliates
Internet
Game Notes
All-Time Series
UA, 88-56

Feb. 28, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -

The University of Alabama men's basketball team plays its final home game of the season Wednesday evening when it hosts in-state rival Auburn in Coleman Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on SEC Network outlets and the radio affiliates of the Crimson Tide Sports Network.

All available tickets for Wednesday evening's game have been sold by the UA athletics ticket office. Student tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis with a valid Action Card. The contest will also be the final regular-season home contest for UA's lone senior JaMychal Green who will be honored prior to the game. Green is the active SEC leader in rebounds and double-doubles and ranks in the top 15 all-time at UA in points, rebounds, blocks and steals.

The Crimson Tide remains at home where it has won six of its last eight games to improve to 19-9 on the season and 8-6 in SEC action and aims to improve upon that record at home where it has won 31 of its last 34 games including 14 of its last 16 SEC home games.

In its last outing, a 67-50 home win over Mississippi State, the Tide shot 53.2 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from three-point range. It was the second consecutive game in which UA has shot 50 percent or better in both areas.

Auburn makes its annual visit to Tuscaloosa with losses in five of its last six games to fall to 14-14 overall and 4-10 in the SEC. Alabama won the first meeting this season with a 68-50 win at Auburn behind JaMychal Green's 19 points and seven rebounds.

In its 14 SEC games to date, UA has been led in scoring by six different players. In the last three games, Trevor Releford has led UA with 12.3 points per game while Andrew Steele has averaged 11.3 points 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

In the win over Mississippi State, Levi Randolph recorded one of the most complete games by a UA player this season with a career-high 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Frankie Sullivan leads Auburn with 12.4 points per game while Kenny Gabriel adds 12.2 points and 7.5 rebounds.

Following Wednesday's game, Alabama will close out the regular season on the road at Mississippi on Saturday at 3 p.m.