Alabama vs. Missouri: Full Game Preview

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Alabama vs. Missouri: Full Game Preview
Alabama
(8-5, 2-2 away)
(12) Missouri
(11-2, 8-1 home)
Venue: Mizzou Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 08, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama T Releford 15.6 R Cooper 4.5 T Lacey 3.6
Missouri L Bowers 16.8 A Oriakhi 8.8 P Pressey 7.2

Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide have shown an edge in blocked shots, 4 per game to 3 per game.

Alabama StatSmack

  • Missouri is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Missouri is 78.5 inches compared to 77.4 inches for Alabama.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Missouri has had more players drafted by the NBA than Alabama (5 vs 3).
  • The Missouri scoring leader (Laurence Bowers) has more points than the Alabama scoring leader (Trevor Releford).
  • Even computers respect Missouri more. We have a better RPI this season than Alabama (RPI: #38 vs #86).
  • We make our fans proud. Missouri has a better record at home than Alabama this season (7-0 vs 4-3).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Missouri is superior to Alabama (Latest AP Poll: #12 vs Not Ranked).
  • Laurence Bowers is ranked 4th in the SEC in points, 8th in the SEC in rebounds, and 9th in the SEC in blocks.
  • We beat real teams. Missouri has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Alabama this season (2 vs 0).
  • Missouri beat Alabama by 7 points the last time they played (Nov 20, 2001).
  • AP voters think more highly of Missouri and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Alabama (89 vs 64).
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 31 16 3 3 2 0 2
B- Trevor Lacey 31 13 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Rodney Cooper 27 12 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 31 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Devonta Pollard 23 6 4 1 1 1 1
C Andrew Steele 19 4 3 2 1 0 2
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C- Nick Jacobs 17 5 3 0 1 1 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Keon Blackledge 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
D+ Moussa Gueye 14 1 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Julian Goode 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D D. Slaughter 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
Mizzou Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Laurence Bowers 28 17 7 1 1 1 1
A- Phil Pressey 34 14 4 7 2 0 3
B Jabari Brown 32 12 5 1 1 0 2
B Alex Oriakhi 24 11 9 0 0 1 1
B- Earnest Ross 26 10 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Keion Bell 22 8 5 1 1 0 2
C Tony Criswell 18 6 5 1 0 0 1
C N. Webster-Chan 24 4 4 1 1 0 1
C Stefan Jankovic 11 5 2 1 0 1 0
D+ Ryan Rosburg 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Danny Feldmann 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Corey Haith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Dominique Bull 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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