NCAAB Game Recap - Florida Atlantic at Alabama
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Winth
61
StMar
59
F
CAPoly
67
NDSt
74
F
(N/A)
55
IUPUI
72
F
USC-Up
64
NCC
73
F
KennSt
62
Mercer
74
F
(N/A)
72
Buff
109
F
GaSo
77
NFla
80
F
Presb
80
VMI
77
F(OT)
Kent
84
Tows
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
44
Stony
91
F
(N/A)
51
UNCG
109
F
BGSU
75
Jacksn
59
F
FlGlf
49
Dart
55
F
Drake
59
Cin
81
F
Samf
63
Belm
95
F
Elon
41
GaTec
64
F
S NO
33
McNee
104
F
(N/A)
70
SeLA
77
F
TXAMC
66
Vand
71
F
HowPa
42
TexPA
93
F
ULMo
57
TexAM
63
F
DeP
93
Iowa
78
F
AlaAM
52
UAB
74
F
FlAtl
59
Alab
78
F
BethC
61
NebOm
90
F
Yale
79
USF
84
F(OT)
FlaAM
82
SDak
85
F
Pacif
67
HI
72
F

Nov 11, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Florida Atlantic (1-2)

25

34

59

Alabama (1-1)

43

35

78

Freshman Davis scores 17, Tide gets first win for Nate Oats
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:49 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) After redshirting last season due to injury, Javian Davis has been waiting almost two years to play live basketball again. He took advantage of his starting opportunity for Alabama on Monday night.

Davis scored 19 points and Alabama beat Florida Atlantic 78-59 to earn the first victory of the Nate Oats era.

"It's been a long journey. It's been a year and eight months since I played an actual basketball game," Davis said. "I can't take it for granted, just trying to improve everyday with my teammates and coaches."

In his first career start, Davis also recorded nine rebounds and two assists.

Both teams got off to slow starts offensively as the game was tied at five at the first TV timeout.

Florida Atlantic held the Alabama offense to two points for a more than five minutes stretch starting at the 9:57 mark in the first half.

Alabama responded by scoring 20 points over the last 4:48 of the first half to go into halftime with a 43-25 lead.

"During that run, I thought they shared the ball and played much more unselfish than us," said Florida Atlantic head coach Dusty May on Alabama's run before halftime.

The Crimson Tide was able to maintain that lead throughout the second half.

Alabama had to play with a shorter bench after two players fouled out for the Crimson Tide, and Herbert Jones did not play after suffering an injury against Penn.

"You know we had an eight-man rotation today that I thought played pretty hard, especially when you've got two guys foul out with 11 minutes to play," Oats said.

Another freshman Jaden Shackleford added 17 points off the bench for Alabama, and Kira Lewis Jr. finished with 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Junior guard Richardson Maitre finished with 18 points and seven rebounds for Florida Atlantic.

Oats said after the loss last week and the disappointing news about the eligibility of Jahvon Quinerly, this win was a positive step for the team.

"That loss in the opener to Penn gave us a wakeup call. We're 1-1, and it'd be great to be 2-0 going into our first road game," Oats said. "But I think the guys are playing well and gaining some confidence as they play the way we're asking them to."

BIG PICTURE

Florida Atlantic: FAU shot 35.3-% from the free throw line, making only 6 of 17 of attempts.

Alabama: Alabama got 31 points from the bench, led by 17 from Jaden Shackelford compared to 19 total bench points from FAU.

QUINERLY INELIGIBLE

Villanova transfer and former five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly was denied his appeal by the NCAA to become eligible for Alabama for the 2019-2020 season. Alabama announced the decision less than three hours before tipoff Monday.

UP NEXT

Florida Atlantic hosts Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday.

Alabama faces their first road test of the year with a trip to Rhode Island on Friday night.

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Leaders

Florida Atlantic PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Winchester 0 0 1 3 3 1
R. Maitre 18 0 2 7 4 1
Alabama PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Forbes 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

FlAtl Alab
Points For 59 78
Field Goals 24/69-35% 26/59-44%
Three Pointers 5/28-18% 9/29-31%
Free Throws 6/17-35% 17/22-77%
Offensive Rebounds 14 12
Defensive Rebounds 18 33
Rebounds 34 45
Blocks 4 5
Steals 15 5
Turnovers 11 19
Personal Fouls 19 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Alab Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 11 FlAtl 59 @ Alab 78 J. Sebree 2 G. Smith 2

Game Information

Stadium: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Attendance: 9,117
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