Alabama vs. Tennessee: Recap and Stats

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Alabama vs. Tennessee: Recap and Stats
Alabama 53
(12-7, 3-4 away)
Tennessee 54
(10-8, 9-3 home)
Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 26, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Alabama 25 28 53
Tennessee 19 35 54
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama T Releford 16 R Cooper 4 T Lacey 3
Tennessee J McRae 14 J Stokes 8 T Golden 4

Alabama faced off with Tennessee on Saturday, January 26th and dropped a close one to the Volunteers 54-53 in conference play. The Crimson Tide stay winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-2 for the season. Trevor Releford got a game-high 18 points (5 Stl 4 Ast) on 64% shooting in 35 minutes in a losing effort. Trevor Lacey also had a good outing, scoring 11 points and adding four rebounds. Jarnell Stokes registered a double-double for the Volunteers on 15 points and 18 rebounds. Alabama (12-7, 4-2 SEC) gets Arkansas (12-7, 3-3 SEC) on their home court on Thursday, January 31st.

Alabama Game Notes

  • Alabama started 12-7 during the 2010, 2009, 2008, 1998, and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • Alabama beat the spread by 2.5 points. That makes the 7th time this season the Crimson Tide have beaten the spread.
  • The Crimson Tide have been unlucky 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Alabama has lost 29 close games.
  • When the opposition commits 11 or fewer turnovers this season, Alabama has lost 100% of the time (0-5).
  • Alabama set a season low for rebounds.
  • The Crimson Tide have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 3rd loss of the season where the Crimson Tide opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Trevor Releford accounted for 33.9% of the team's points.
  • Trevor Releford has led the team in scoring in 9 out of 19 games this season.
  • Trevor Lacey has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 19 games this season.
  • Trevor Releford has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Trevor Releford had a career high with a 100% three-point percentage.

Tennessee Game Notes

  • Tennessee won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The Volunteers won this one, but have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Tennessee has lost 26 close games.
  • Jarnell Stokes recorded a team season high in rebounds with 18 and offensive rebounds with 8.
  • Jordan McRae accounted for 31.4% of the team's points.
  • Jarnell Stokes accounted for 48.6% of the team's rebounds.
  • Jordan McRae has led the team in scoring 8 times in 18 games this season.
  • Jarnell Stokes has led the team in rebounding 8 times in 18 games this season.
  • Jordan McRae has 7 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jarnell Stokes recorded the 9th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jarnell Stokes recorded a double-double. It was his 5th this season and 7th of his career.
  • Jarnell Stokes set career highs with 18 rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds.
Bama PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trevor Releford351814500
ATrevor Lacey361144120
BMoussa Gueye20620031
C+Devonta Pollard11231011
C+Rodney Cooper321041003
CNick Jacobs20420100
C-Andrew Steele23213102
DLevi Randolph23001200
TENN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jarnell Stokes3515181202
B+Jordan McRae381714024
B-Kenny Hall23721010
CJosh Richardson27621021
CArmani Moore29470002
D+Trae Golden21301000
-Skylar McBee10020000
DDerek Reese12200101
-Yemi Makenjuola5010000

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