Alabama at Texas

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas  

RECORDS: Alabama 4-2, Texas 3-3

ON THE AIR: TV — ESPNU; radio FM-95.5.

ALABAMA LINEUP: G Dazon Ingram, 6-5, R-Fr., 10 ppg., 3.7 rpg., 4.2 assists; G Corban Collins, 6-3, Sr., 8.8 ppg., 1.5 rpg., 2 assists; F Nick King, 6-7, Jr., 3.3 ppg., 3.2 rpg.; F Braxton Key, 6-8, Fr., 10.7 ppg., 3.5 rpg.; F Jimmie Taylor, 6-10, Sr., 4.2 ppg., 3 rpg. 

TEXAS LINEUP: G Kerwin Roach Jr., 6-4, So., 12.2 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 2.4 assists; G Eric Davis, 6-3, So., 8.2 ppg., 4.2 rpg.; G Kendal Yancy, 6-3, Sr., 8.2 ppg., 3.3 rpg.; F Jarrett Allen, 6-11, Fr., 10.5 ppg., 7.8 rpg.; F Shaquille Cleare, 6-8, Sr., 4.8 ppg., 4.3 rpg.  

NOTEWORTHY: Alabama true freshman Braxton Key seems to be settling in during his first season with the Tide. He leads Alabama in points per game (10.7) while ranking second on the team in field goal percentage (61.5 percent), 3-point shooting  (61.5 percent, 8 of 13) and blocks (6). ... Alabama comes into Friday’s game ranked No. 21 in the nation in scoring defense (60 ppg. allowed) and 25th in turnover margin (+4). ...The Tide’s bench is averaging 33 points per game and is outscoring its opponents’ bench by an average of 18 points per game. ... After starting the season ranked No. 21 in the nation, Texas has lost its last three games.

QUOTABLE: “There’s going to probably be some energy in the building. They’ve lost a few games. So, it’s going to be physical, and I just think we have to stay true to who we are.” —  Alabama head basketball coach Avery Johnson. 

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