Alabama 61, Georgia 58

Saturday, March 9, 2013 4:00 PM
Location - Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Officials - Lee Cassell, Anthony Jordan, C.J Washington
Attendance - 13166

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Georgia 18 40 58
Alabama 32 29 61

Recap


Alabama 61, Georgia 58: Trevor Releford scored 19 points and hit a buzzer-beating shot from halfcourt as the host Crimson Tide held off a late Bulldogs charge, boosting their NCAA Tournament hopes with their 20th victory.

Alabama (20-11, 12-6 SEC) will be the fourth seed in next week’s SEC tournament in Nashville. Nick Jacobs added 11 points for the Crimson Tide, who nearly blew a 17-point first-half lead and a 12-point lead early in the second half.

Georgia (15-16, 9-9) battled back in the second half, tying the game at 58 on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s long 3-pointer with 48 seconds left. The Bulldogs forced a turnover and had a shot to win the game, but the Crimson Tide forced the ball loose and Releford’s heave from midcourt was on target.

Caldwell-Pope and Nemanja Djurisic each scored 14 points to lead the Bulldogs, who will be the eighth seed in the conference tournament.

Georgia trailed 13-3 four minutes in and was down 30-13 with three minutes left in the first half. Alabama led 32-18 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Crimson Tide receive a bye into the SEC quarterfinals Friday. ... Alabama finished 14-for-17 from the free-throw line. … The Crimson Tide won for just the second time in their past five games.

Georgia Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Vincent Williams 15:00 2-4 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 7
Sherrard Brantley 8:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Donte Williams 14:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 0
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 33:00 5-15 2-7 2-3 0 2 2 3 2 3 2 1 14
John Florveus 17:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 3 2
Nemanja Djurisic 30:00 4-6 2-2 4-4 5 1 6 2 2 1 4 0 14
Kenny Gaines 14:00 2-5 0-2 1-2 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 5
Brandon Morris 27:00 4-5 2-2 1-2 2 3 5 0 2 0 3 0 11
Charles Mann 23:00 1-6 0-1 1-4 0 4 4 2 2 2 1 0 3
Tim Dixon 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
John Cannon 11:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 20-47 7-17 11-17 12 18 30 11 15 8 15 4 58
  42.6% 41.2% 64.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15

Alabama Crimson Tide

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trevor Releford 35:00 6-12 4-7 3-4 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 0 19
Trevor Lacey 35:00 2-9 1-4 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 2 3 0 5
Levi Randolph 31:00 2-4 0-1 3-5 1 2 3 1 4 1 0 0 7
Moussa Gueye 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 2
Rodney Cooper 27:00 1-7 1-4 2-2 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 5
Retin Obasohan 19:00 3-6 1-2 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 2 1 1 7
Nick Jacobs 30:00 3-5 0-0 5-5 1 4 5 0 2 1 3 2 11
Devonta Pollard 13:00 2-4 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 5
TOTAL 200 20-48 7-18 14-17 8 15 23 6 18 9 12 4 61
  41.7% 38.9% 82.4% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 12