Mississippi State vs. Alabama: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Mississippi State vs. Alabama: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mississippi State 56
(7-18, 1-11 away)
Alabama 64
(18-8, 13-3 home)
Venue: Coleman Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 20, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi State 20 36 56
Alabama 31 33 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi State J Steele 15 C Borchert 9 T Cunningham 2
Alabama R Cooper 20 R Cooper 10 T Releford 5

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Alabama took on Mississippi State and came out on top against the Bulldogs 64-56 in conference action. With a record of 2-0, the Crimson Tide remain undefeated against Mississippi State this season. The Crimson Tide got a double-double out of Rodney Cooper with a season-high 20 points and 10 rebounds. Trevor Releford also had an excellent outing, scoring 17 points and adding five rebounds (5 Ast 5 Stl). Colin Borchert finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs. The next game will be on Saturday, Feb. 23 when Alabama (18-8, 10-3 SEC) heads to LSU (15-9, 6-7 SEC).

Alabama Game Notes

  • The last time Alabama started the season 18-8 was 2010.
  • The win over Mississippi State extended the Alabama winning streak to four games.
  • The Crimson Tide have won 85 percent of the time this season (11-2) after recording 64 or more total points.
  • Alabama has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record one or fewer blocks.
  • Alabama has won 80 percent of the time this season (12-3) after holding an opponent to under 30.0 percent three-point percentage.
  • This season Alabama has won 73 percent of the time (11-4) when Trevor Lacey has 11 points or more, 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Rodney Cooper has seven field goals made or more, and 75 percent of the time (9-3) when Levi Randolph has five rebounds or more.
  • The Crimson Tide set a season high for steals (18).
  • The last time Alabama recorded at least 18 steals was Dec 14, 2001 against Jacksonville State.
  • The Crimson Tide have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past six games.
  • Alabama has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--Alabama has a 7.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Rodney Cooper accounted for 31.2 percent of the team's points.
  • Rodney Cooper accounted for 32.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Rodney Cooper has led the team in scoring four times and in rebounding 9 times in 26 games this season.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Trevor Lacey.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Rodney Cooper's career.
  • Rodney Cooper has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Rodney Cooper recorded a double-double. It was the first of his career.
  • Rodney Cooper had career highs with 10 rebounds and eight defensive rebounds.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Bulldogs losing streak to 11 games.
  • The top two scorers (Jalen Steele and Colin Borchert) accounted for 51.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Colin Borchert and Gavin Ware) accounted for 45.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Jalen Steele has led the team in scoring four times in 25 games this season.
  • Colin Borchert has led the team in rebounding seven times in 25 games this season.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Trivante Bloodman.
  • This was the seventh foul out of the season for Craig Sword.
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Colin Borchert341490215
BJalen Steele271541002
BGavin Ware28961102
BT. Cunningham21802100
C-T. Bloodman27441105
D+Fred Thomas30052304
-Baxter Price6020000
D+Craig Sword27620105
Bama PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Rodney Cooper3220100300
ATrevor Releford381755503
BDevonta Pollard13350101
B-Levi Randolph29652201
C+Trevor Lacey341131013
CRetin Obasohan14401504
D+Nick Jacobs15310001
DMoussa Gueye25021201

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