Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Alabama 82, Memphis 70
When: 6:30 PM ET, Friday, November 10, 2017
Where: Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland
Officials: # Jeb Hartness, # Bret Smith, # Olandis Poole
Attendance: 3238

Dazon Ingram scored 20 points and added five assists as a short-handed Alabama team bounced back from a slow start and defeated Memphis 82-70, Friday night in the opener of the Veterans Classic at Navy in Annapolis, Md.

This was the season opener for both teams, and Alabama pulled away in the second half. The Crimson Tide rallied and held a 38-36 halftime lead.

But Alabama slowly broke it open in the second half with help from Ingram, a sophomore guard who made 11 of 15 free throws, and others.

The Crimson Tide went on a 9-3 run which gave it a 49-45 lead. A little after that, Alabama scored nine of 10 and pushed its lead to 58-48 with just over 11 minutes remaining.

Overall, five from the Crimson Tide scored in double figures. Junior guard Avery Johnson, Jr. added 13 while freshman guard Herb Jones got 12.

Junior forward Kyvon Davenport topped Memphis with 15 points.

Alabama was short-handed because freshman guard Collin Sexton, one of the top newcomers in the nation, sat out because of a one-game suspension for a violation of NCAA rules.

He is supposed to be able to play in the team's next game.

In addition, senior guard/forward Riley Norris (hip problem), senior guard Ar'Mond Davis (knee bruise) plus sophomore forward Braxton Key (knee surgery, top returning scorer) all were missing with injuries.

The Crimson Tide started slowly on offense, struggling at times.

In fact, both teams did as Memphis, which has 11 new players on its team this season, led for several minutes in the first half before Alabama rallied for that two-point lead at the break.
Top Game Performances
Memphis   Alabama
Kyvon Davenport 15 Scoring Dazon Ingram 20
Kareem Brewton Jr. 4 Assists Dazon Ingram 5
Kyvon Davenport 11 Rebounds Donta Hall 11
Jamal Johnson 6 Free Throws Made Dazon Ingram 11
Kareem Brewton Jr. 3 Steals Alex Reese 4
Kyvon Davenport 1 Blocks Donta Hall 5
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 70 38.3 2-17 22-36 7 37 3 7 17
Alabama 82 45.6 11-27 19-28 16 36 7 8 16