No.1-Seeded Alabama (22-12) Goes Up against No. 4-Seeded Stanford (19-14) in Second Round

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NIT 2nd Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #4 Stanford 24 30 54 +3.5
  #1 Alabama 32 34 66 -3.5
Sat, Mar 23 2013, 12:00 PM CDT

Coleman Coliseum
Tuscaloosa, AL
Attendance: 6,148
TV: ESPN

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No. 1-seeded Alabama battles No. 4-seeded Stanford in the second round of the NIT at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday. The game gets underway at 12 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN. The Crimson Tide have not played the Cardinal since the 2003-04 season, when they won 70-67.

In a 62-43 dismantling of Northeastern on Mar. 19, Levi Randolph put up 13 points and five rebounds for the Crimson Tide. He tallies 7.7 points per game and also adds 4.1 rebounds per game. In a 58-57 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Mar. 19, Dwight Powell put up 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Cardinal. He leads the team with 15.3 points per game. Stanford ranks second in their conference in turnover percentage at 17.1, which also places them 30th in the country.

StatSmack! Alabama is better than Stanford
  • AP voters think more highly of Alabama and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Stanford (64 vs. 55).
  • Trevor Releford is ranked 50th nationally in steals.
  • The Alabama steals leader (Trevor Releford, 61 steals) has more steals than the Stanford steals leader (Chasson Randle, 37 steals).
  • A for effort, but Alabama has emerged victorious against Stanford the last two times they've played.
STAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Dwight Powell 30 15 8 2 1 1 2
B Josh Huestis 32 11 9 1 1 2 1
B Chasson Randle 31 14 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Aaron Bright 30 9 1 3 1 0 2
C Andy Brown 24 7 3 1 1 0 1
C John Gage 13 6 2 0 0 0 1
C- Rosco Allen 12 3 2 0 1 0 1
D+ Robbie Lemons 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Gabriel Harris 10 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ C. Sanders 9 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Stefan Nastic 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Grant Verhoeven 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Wade Morgan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Anthony Brown 21 5 3 1 1 0 1
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 33 16 2 3 2 0 2
B Trevor Lacey 32 12 4 3 2 0 2
C+ Rodney Cooper 29 11 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 30 7 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Nick Jacobs 21 7 4 0 1 1 1
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C Devonta Pollard 18 4 3 1 1 1 1
C Andrew Steele 19 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Retin Obasohan 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
C- Moussa Gueye 15 1 4 0 0 2 1
D+ D. Slaughter 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

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#21 Rodney Cooper Jr G 6-6 215
#4 Carl Engstrom Jr C 7-1 265
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