When: 1 p.m. today
Where: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa
Alabama (7-3): G Trevor Lacey, 6-3, So., 14.2 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 3.5 assists; G Trevor Releford, 6-0, Jr., 16.0 ppg., 2.9 assists; F Levi Randolph, 6-5, So., 7.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg.; F Rodney Cooper, 6-6, So., 12.2 ppg., 4.3 rpg.; F Devonta Pollard, 6-8, Fr., 6.4 ppg., 4.1 rpg.
Mercer (6-6): G Langston Hall, 6-4, Jr., 8.7 ppg., 2.1 rpg., 3.7 assists; G Travis Smith, 6-3, Sr., 9.9 ppg., 2.9 rpg.; G Bud Thomas, 6-6, Jr., 4.9 ppg., 4.0 rpg.; F Jakob Gollon, 6-6, Jr., 7.1 ppg., 3.4 rpg.; C Daniel Coursey, 6-10, Jr., 6.5 ppg., 3.3 rpg.
Noteworthy: This marks the first of three straight home games for Alabama, which also will face Tulane on Dec. 30 and Oakland on Jan. 5. … The Tide hasn’t played at home since falling to Dayton in Coleman Coliseum on dec. 5. … Lacey leads the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage at 48.9 percent, amking 23 of 47 from behind the arc. … Six of the eight Tide players who have the most minutes of playing time are freshmen and sophomores. … Mercer’s six wins have come over Oglethorpe, Sewanee, Furman, Alabama A&M, Chattanooga and a road game at Florida State. … The Bears lost at Georgia 58-49 on Tuesday. … Hall and Gollon were preseason all-Atlantic Sun Conference selections. … Mercer beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa 72-69 on Nov. 16, 2008, which was about two months before then-Tide head coach Mark Gottfried resigned. … Former Alabama head coach Wimp Sanderson will serve as the color analyst on CSS’s television coverage of the game.