Alabama basketball teaser

Alabama's Daniel Giddens (4) is introduced as a starter. 

Alabama at Florida

WHEN: 3 p.m., Saturday

WHERE: Exactech Arena at The Stephen O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla.

RECORDS: Alabama (14-8, 5-4 SEC), Florida (15-7, 6-3)


ALABAMA LINEUP: G Collin Sexton, 6-3, Fr., 18.7 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 3.3 assists; G John Petty, 6-5, Fr., 11.5 ppg., 2.3 rpg., 1.8 assists; G Dazon Ingram, 6-5, So., 10.9 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 3.2 assists; F Braxton Key, 6-8, So., 5.5 ppg., 5.2 rpg; F Donta Hall, 6-9, Jr., 10.8 ppg., 6.8 rpg.

FLORIDA LINEUP: G Chris Chiozza, 6-0, Sr., 12.7 ppg., 3.1 rpg., 6.1 assists; G Egor Koulechov, 6-5, Grad., 14.5 ppg., 7.2 rpg; G KeVaughn Allen, 6-2, Jr., 11.3 ppg., 2.2 rpg.; F Keith Stone, 6-8, So., 8.0 ppg., 3.8 rpg.; C Kevarrius Hayes, 6-9, Jr., 5.3 ppg., 5.2 rpg.

NOTEWORTHY: The Crimson Tide struggles mightily on the road, a win against LSU in January notwithstanding. Alabama’s shooting just 40 percent from the field in conference road games and only 26 percent from 3-point territory. It pulls down two fewer rebounds per game, too, on the road as opposed to home conference games. …  Alabama is 3-1 against AP Top 25 teams this season — one of just eight teams with at least three victories against AP Top 25 teams. The Tide’s three wins have come at home against then-No. 12 Oklahoma, then-No. 5 Texas A&M and then-No. 17 Auburn. Florida is ranked No. 22 in the AP poll. … Tide sharpshooting freshman guard John Petty has struggled on the road during conference play. Petty has made just five field goals — four of them are 3-pointers — in four road SEC games. He is shooting just 16 percent from the field and 18 percent from 3-point land. … Florida has won 23 of its last 27 games against Alabama, though the Tide did win 61-55 in Gainesville on Feb. 13, 2016.

Contact Anniston Star Sports Writer Chandler Rome at Twitter: @Chandler_Rome. Check for Rome’s Alabama practice reports and live streaming of Nick Saban news conferences.