Alabama basketball game box: Alabama (5-5) vs. Xavier (8-3)
by Marq Burnett
mburnett@annistonstar.com
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Alabama coach Anthony Grant talks with guard Retin Obasohan (32) during a loss against Wichita State. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt)
Alabama coach Anthony Grant talks with guard Retin Obasohan (32) during a loss against Wichita State. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt)
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WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.

ON THE AIR: TV -- CSS. Radio -- FM 95.5.

ALABAMA LINEUP: G Retin Obasohan, 6-1, So., 15.2 ppg., 3.7 rpg., 3.1 steals; G Trevor Releford, 6-0, Jr., 17.0 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 2.3 assists; F Levi Randolph, 6-5, Jr., 10.1 ppg., 4.9 rpg.; F Nick Jacobs, 6-8, Jr., 11.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg.; F Jimmie Taylor, 6-10, Fr., 3.2 ppg., 4.1 rpg.

XAVIER LINEUP: G Semaj Christon, 6-3, So., 15.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg., 3.8 assists; C Matt Stainbrook, 6-10, Jr., 9.7 ppg., 8.5 rpg.; F Isaiah Philmore, 6-8, Sr., 8.3 ppg., 3.3 rpg.; F Justin Martin, 6-6, Jr., 8.2 ppg., 4.0 rpg., G Brandon Randolph, 6-1, Fr., 5.2 ppg., 2.9 rpg.

NOTEWORTHY: Alabama holds a 3-2 edge in the series. … Through the first 10 games, the Tide is 4-2 when scoring 70 or more points on the year, but 0-4 when all the opposition 70 or more points. … Alabama leads the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage defense, holding the opposition to 26.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc. … The Tide also ranks among the SEC leaders in free throw percentage (.723), steals (7.9 spg) and blocked shots (5.5 bpg). … Xavier has won 10 of its last 14 games against the SEC since the 2008 season.
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