Friday, November 07, 2008

Bama beats Faulkner 99-53

I tried to watch it, but couldn't make it through the whole game. I can't watch a game on the PC.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama men's basketball team opened its exhibition slate with a convincing 99-53 victory over Faulkner at Coleman Coliseum Thursday night. All 12 Tide players scored in the contest with Alonzo Gee leading the way with a game-high 21 points.
Alabama's defense was a large part of the story, forcing 27 Eagle turnovers, including 18 steals, that led to 41 fast break points. Faulkner shot 28 percent from the field for the game compared to 45 percent for Alabama.

"I thought in the first half we played with great ball pressure," head coach Mark Gottfried said.

"We had active hands and feet. That was good. Our defense created a lot of offense for us which is something we need to do."

Four Tide players scored in double figures led by Gee's 21. Mikhail Torrance and Justin Knox gave the Tide production off the bench with 19 and 10 points respectively. Senario Hillman narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds. The eight boards tied for most on the team with Demetrius Jemison.


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