Tennessee vs. Alabama: Recap and Stats

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Tennessee vs. Alabama: Recap and Stats
Tennessee 65
(8-6, 1-3 away)
Alabama 68
(9-6, 7-3 home)
Venue: Coleman Coliseum
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Tennessee 28 37 65
Alabama 24 44 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee J McRae 13 J Stokes 7 T Golden 4
Alabama T Releford 16 M Gueye 4 T Lacey 3

Tennessee let one slip to Alabama 68-65 in conference play on an afternoon when they turned the ball over 16 times. Jordan McRae picked up his third straight game with 21 points or more for the Volunteers, scoring a game-high 21 points on 57% shooting in 38 minutes. The Volunteers were paced by Jordan McRae, who put up a game-high 21 points and four rebounds. Armani Moore scored seven points and added four rebounds. For the Crimson Tide, Levi Randolph finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Tennessee (8-6, 0-2 SEC) travels to Kentucky (10-4, 1-0 SEC) on Tuesday, January 15th.

Tennessee Game Notes

  • Tennessee started 8-6 during the 2004 and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • Tennessee beat the spread by 2.0 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Volunteers have beaten the spread.
  • The Volunteers have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Tennessee has lost 26 close games.
  • Tennessee has lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after recording 8 or fewer free throws made.
  • When the opposition records 5 or more blocks this season, Tennessee has lost 100% of the time (0-4).
  • Tennessee set a season low for steals.
  • Tennessee has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 2nd loss of the season where the Volunteers opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Jordan McRae accounted for 32.3% of the team's points.
  • Jordan McRae has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 14 games this season.
  • Kenny Hall has led the team in rebounding in 6 out of 14 games this season.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of Jordan McRae's career.
  • Jordan McRae has 3 straight 20+ point games.

Alabama Game Notes

  • Alabama won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The Crimson Tide won this one, but have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Alabama has lost 28 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Trevor Lacey and Trevor Releford) accounted for 44.1% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Levi Randolph and Moussa Gueye) accounted for 44.0% of the rebounds.
  • Trevor Lacey has led the team in scoring 7 times in 15 games this season.
  • Levi Randolph has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 15 games this season.
  • Trevor Releford has 3 straight double-digit point games.
TENN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJordan McRae382142005
B+Armani Moore21741010
BKenny Hall24481001
BJarnell Stokes21670022
BDerek Reese18531000
C+Josh Richardson32871105
C+Trae Golden24821101
CSkylar McBee17600000
-Yemi Makenjuola5030002
Bama PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ALevi Randolph331263100
B+Andrew Steele181101402
B+Trevor Lacey351542001
BMoussa Gueye15051130
BTrevor Releford361501101
B-Devonta Pollard16331010
C+Rodney Cooper23613112
CNick Jacobs24630201

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