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

However, the Crimson Tide have an advantage in blocked shots, where they lead the Tigers, 4 per game to 3 per game.

Missouri StatSmack

  • The Alabama three-point leader (Trevor Lacey) has more three-pointers than the Missouri three-point leader (Phil Pressey).
  • The Alabama basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Missouri (75% vs 44%).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Alabama has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Missouri (14 vs 12).
  • Alabama has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (57% vs 83%).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Alabama has a stronger schedule than Missouri this season (SOS Rank: #33 vs #146).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Alabama has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Missouri (10 vs 5).
  • Alabama is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Alabama is 220 lbs compared to 213 lbs for Missouri.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Alabama currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (984 to 974) than Missouri, per the NCAA.
  • Trevor Lacey is ranked 5th in the SEC in three-pointers and 10th in the SEC in assists.
  • Trevor Releford is ranked 5th in the SEC in steals.
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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