Scores

Final

Troy 72

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Alabama 84

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 9, 2007

    Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    1 2 T
    TROY 41 3172
    ALA 46 3884

    Top Performers

    Troy: O. Bassett 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Alabama: R. Hendrix 22 Pts, 23 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Alabama 84, Troy 72

    Associated Press

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Richard Hendrix scored 22 points and pulled down 23 rebounds to lead Alabama to a 84-72 victory over Troy in the season opener for both schools.

    Hendrix lost 25 pounds during the off season and showed off his slimmed down body as he scored eight of Alabama's first 10 points and dominated the boards.

    Many of Hendrix points came on powerful dunks from under the basket.

    The score was tied 36-36 at halftime, but Alabama (1-0) outscored the Trojans (0-1) 20-9 in the first four minutes of the second half.

    But the Trojans came back and took a 65-64 lead at 12:17 in the game on a layup by Michael Vogler. The more physical Crimson Tide took control from there and outscored the Trojans 17-2 over the next 10 minutes to take an 81-67 lead with 2:12 to play.

    Demetrius Jemison also scored a double-double for Alabama, getting 15 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Tubbs added 13 points for Alabama, while Mykail Riley had 11.

    It was the first game for freshman Rico Pickett, starting in place of star point guard Ronald Steele, who is taking a redshirt year after having surgery on both knees.

    Leading scorer for the Trojans was O'Darien Bassett with 17 points, while Justin Jonas had 15 and Tracey Macon 13.

    Jonas is a former Alabama player, who tranferred to Troy.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TROY
    ALA
    Points 72 84
    FG Made-Attempted 26-80 (.325) 36-71 (.507)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-43 (.256) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 8-19 (.421)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 12

    2007-08 Season

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