NCAAB Game Recap - Richmond at Alabama
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WVU
67
OhSt
59
F
Kansas
72
Stan
56
F
AlSt
59
Oreg
98
F
Lipsco
59
Aub
86
F
UMassL
60
Mich
86
F
Bry
70
MD
84
F
W MI
62
MSU
95
F
Navy
56
UVA
65
F
Corn
59
PSU
90
F
CSBak
58
TxTch
73
F
KennSt
51
Iowa
93
F
Norf
65
Stony
81
F
AlaAM
56
ND
82
F
NJIT
47
UConn
69
F
(N/A)
55
CenCT
89
F
Lib
57
LSU
74
F
CmbTN
42
Chat
72
F
Iona
54
Colora
99
F
(N/A)
48
ETSU
117
F
KTChr
56
Presb
81
F
TXAMC
52
Nebras
73
F
NCAT
64
Ill
95
F
(N/A)
45
Bingha
98
F
VMI
82
USC-Up
91
F
Lafy
67
SacHr
66
F
HolyC
62
Sien
74
F
Campbl
63
Ohio
55
F
SeLA
31
OkSt
82
F
(N/A)
72
TN-M
92
F
(N/A)
48
SIU-E
96
F
AbCh
66
WichSt
84
F
SamH
75
Rice
61
F
Duques
61
Marsh
83
F
(N/A)
45
Radf
90
F
UCDav
69
NM
74
F
Hartfo
67
NW
66
F
TNTec
63
Miss
80
F
Leh
62
Princ
71
F
App
60
NCSU
72
F
URI
89
MidTN
62
F
Alc
57
SCla
92
F
(N/A)
67
USD
93
F
ChBap
61
NWSt
101
F
LoyMD
51
VACom
85
F
FlAtl
58
SoFL
60
F
(N/A)
59
SEMO
74
F
NDSt
66
Denv
55
F
SDSt
78
NebOm
81
F
SDak
75
W IL
82
F
N DA
66
OrSt
83
F
Harv
71
Cal
63
F
NNMU
30
NMSt
104
F
UCSB
85
ULLa
77
F
Tuls
67
KansSt
69
F
Boston
69
(N/A)
67
F
MD-ES
37
VaTec
92
F
Ark
71
Ind
64
F
Rich
78
Alab
90
F
BethC
67
StLou
77
F
ArkPB
50
WaSt
65
F
Maine
51
HI
91
F
FlGlf
58
USC
71
F

Alabama 90, Richmond 78

Dec 29, 2019, 6:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Richmond (10-3)

39

39

78

Alabama (7-5)

43

47

90

Shackleford scores 28 as Alabama beats Richmond 90-78
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:49 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) The rim just kept looking bigger for Alabama’s Jaden Shackelford against Richmond on Sunday night.

The freshman guard scored 28 points off the bench and Alabama beat Richmond 90-78.

“It’s easy to get in a rhythm when you got teammates and coaches who believe in you,” Shackelford said. “Once you see your shot go in, it get’s easier, and the rim gets bigger.”

Kira Lewis Jr. and John Petty Jr. each added 17 points for the Crimson Tide (7-5). Herbert Jones had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the junior's first career double-double.

After making only 26% of their 3-pointers in the first half, the Crimson Tide made 4 of 5 from behind the arc to start the second half with makes from four different players to stretch their lead to 57-47.

Shackelford scored nine points in an 10-2 spurt that gave Alabama a 16-point lead, its biggest of the game, when he hit a 3-pointer with 10:31 to play.

A three-point play by Jacob Gilyard trimmed Richmond's deficit to 72-67 nearly four minutes later but the Spiders got no closer.

“To win a road game at Alabama, Richmond has to shoot well. We didn't shoot well enough. We didn't do other things well enough either, but we would have to make shots to pull off the game,” said Richmond coach Chris Mooney.

Gilyard led Richmond (10-3) with 21 points and four assists. Grant Golden and Blake Francis scored 14 apiece for the Spiders.

Shackelford carried the Alabama offense in the first half, making four of his six 3-pointers and scoring 14 points.

“It’s nice when Shack(elford) hits six 3s, it helps the offense a little bit, but I thought we had multiple guys play well,” said Alabama coach Nate Oats.

Oats picked up his third technical foul of the season after a disagreement with the referees, and Richmond scored four points on the possession following the technical.

The Spiders cut the lead to one on their next possession, but Shackelford added his final 3-pointer of the first half to bump Alabama’s lead back up to four.

BIG PICTURE

Richmond: The Spiders made just six of their 24 3-point attempts and could not keep up with the offensive attack of Alabama.

Alabama: Behind hot 3-point shooting, Alabama has won five of their last six games heading into the Southeastern Conference play.

UP NEXT

Richmond hosts Saint Joseph’s on Thursday in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams.

Alabama opens SEC play on the road against Florida on Saturday.

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Leaders

Richmond PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Gustavson 0 0 0 0 1 0
M. Grace 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Smith 0 0 0 5 0 1
J. Shackelford 28 0 0 8 0 0

Team Comparison

Rich Alab
Points For 78 90
Field Goals 27/69-39% 31/66-47%
Three Pointers 6/24-25% 12/30-40%
Free Throws 18/22-82% 16/21-76%
Offensive Rebounds 13 17
Defensive Rebounds 23 32
Rebounds 39 52
Blocks 2 6
Steals 9 4
Turnovers 10 15
Personal Fouls 18 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 29 Rich 78 @ Alab 90 S. Koureissi 2 J. Forbes 2

Game Information

Stadium: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Attendance: 9,960
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