Hoops tonight: South Dakota State (0-0) at Alabama (0-0)

Alabama freshman Devonta Pollard will make his regular-season debut tonight against South Dakota State. (Photo courtesy of Kent Gidley of the University of Alabama)

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa

On the air: ESPNU

Alabama lineup (Statistics from 2011-12 season): G Trevor Releford, 6-0, Jr., 12.0 ppg., 2.8 assists; G Levi Randolph, 6-5, So., 6.5 ppg., 3.9 rpg.; G Trevor Lacey, 7.3 ppg., 3.0 rpg.; C Moussa Gueye, 7-0, Jr., 1.5 ppg., 1.8 rpg.; F Devonta Pollard, 6-8, Fr., no stats.

South Dakota State lineup (Statistics from 2011-12 season): G Chad White, 6-6, Jr., 9.3 ppg., 3.3 rpg.; G Brayden Carlson, 6-4, Jr., 7.3 ppg., 3.1 rpg.; G Nate Wolters, 6-4, Sr., 21.2 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 5.9 assists; F Tony Fiegen, 6-7, Jr., 7.0 ppg., 3.9 rpg.; F Jordan Dykstra, 6-7, Sr., 11.3 ppg., 4.9 rpg.

Noteworthy: Alabama never has faced the Jackrabbits, who play in the Summitt League. … This is part of the 2K Sports Classic, which includes Alabama’s home game against West Alabama on Sunday at 4 p.m. … South Dakota State is a former Division II power that moved to Division I four years ago. … The Jackrabbits won 27 games last year and made the NCAA tournament, losing to Baylor in their opener. … Pollard had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals in Tuesday’s 76-68 exhibition win over Stillman, while Gueye had 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks.

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