Recap: Alabama vs. Stillman
Tuscaloosa, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Levin Randolph scored 17 points to lead six Alabama players in double-figures as the Crimson Tide completed a 102-65 rout of the Stillman College Tigers in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Coleman Coliseum.
Retin Obasohn added 15 points for Alabama (2-1) while Nick Jacobs tallied 13 points and five rebounds in 13 minutes. Trevor Releford and Algie Key finished with 12 points apiece and Carl Engstrom contributed 11 points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench. All 11 of the players that took the floor for the Crimson Tide contributed in the scoring column.
Daniel Bryant scored a team-high 17 points for Stillman (1-3) with the help of a 5-of-15 clip from 3-point range. Stanley Magee finished with 12 points in 36 minutes and Justin Harris provided 10 points off the bench.
Alabama knocked down 64.3 percent of its field goal attempts and converted Stillman's 12 first half turnovers into 15 points en route to a 52-36 lead at the intermission. The hosts outscored the Tigers, 13-3, at the free-throw line in opening period.
The Crimson Tide dominated on the interior after the break to outscore Stillman, 32-4, in the paint over the final 20 minutes. The Tigers went 8- of-24 from beyond the arc in the second stanza and trailed by as many as 40.
Alabama collective effort led to a 48-21 edge in bench points along with a 43-33 advantage in the rebounding battle.
The Crimson Tide will advance to the winner's bracket to take on Georgia State on Tuesday. Stillman will square off with McNeese State in the next stage of the tournament.Game Notes