Jackson State 65

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(11) Alabama 96

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    8:30 PM ET, November 10, 2006

    Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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    JKST 29 3665
    #11ALA 51 4596

    Top Performers

    Jackson St: T. Johnson 36 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Alabama: J. Davidson 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 6 Blk

    Steele leads Alabama into season-opening matchup with Jackson St

    Jackson St (15-17) at No. 12 Alabama (17-12) 8:30 pm EST

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Ticker) - Led by perhaps the best point guard in the nation, No. 12 Alabama takes on Jackson State on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

    Ronald Steele averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 assists last season as the Crimson Tide finished second in the Southeastern Conference West Division. They earned a 10th seed in the NCAA Tournament and beat Marquette in the first round before falling to national runner-up UCLA.

    Senior center Jermareo Davidson averaged 14.3 points and 8.9 rebounds a season ago, while sophomores Brandon Hollinger, Alonzo Gee and Richard Hendrix complete the starting lineup.

    Jackson State has an experienced unit of starters with two seniors, a pair of juniors and a sophomore. Senior guard Trey Johnson, who averaged 23.5 points last season, was named SWAC preseason Player of the Year.

    The Tigers finished fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference last season. They suffered a 101-66 defeat to Alabama on December 27 in the first meeting between the teams.

    The Crimson Tide are 77-16 all-time in season openers. They are 38-1 in home openers at Coleman Coliseum, including 12 consecutive victories.


    School Info

    Conference SWAC SEC
    Nickname Tigers Crimson Tide
    Type Public Public

    2006-07 Season

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