Tide Basketball Wins In Amsterdam

Amsterdam – Five players scored in double figures to lead the Alabama men's basketball team to an 85-68 victory on Saturday night against the Meppel Red Giants. It was the first of five games the Crimson Tide will play on its European Tour.

The contest was played using international rules of four 10-minute quarters and a 24 second shot clock.

Alabama held just a six-point lead, 48-42, at intermission, but outscored the Red Giants 22-7 in the third quarter, and went on to cruise to the 17-point win.

The Tide was led by junior guard Rodney Cooper's 18 points, while junior Trevor Releford and senior Nick Jacobs each had 15 points. Junior guard Levi Randolph and sophomore guard Retin Obasohan contributed 10 apiece points in the victory.

The Tide will spend two more days in Amsterdam before heading to Antwerp, Belgium on Monday. Alabama will play two games while there ­– Monday night vs. Gembo and Tuesday night vs. Antwerp Giants.

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