It didn’t work. Alabama came back from the timeout and built a 13-3 lead just 4:17 into the first half. Junior guard Trevor Releford had six of Alabama’s first 13 points, all from made three-point shots, and ended the half leading the game with eight points.
Redshirt freshman guard Retin Obasohan has continued his increased production, scoring four points in the first half. Freshman Devonta Pollard leads all bench players with five points.
Georgia was led by Nemanja Djurisic with five points off the bench, followed by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with four. Caldwell-Pope is one of just 10 players in the country to have scored double-digit points in every game this season.
Neither of Alabama’s seniors, walk-on Keon Blackledge and scholarship redshirt senior Andrew Steele, have played on Senior Day in Coleman Coliseum. Blackledge has seen action in only eight games in his career, five in the 2012-2013 season, while Steele battles an ankle injury.