Levi Randolph had 20 points, the eighth time he has been the top scorer this season and 20th double figure game. Retin Obasohan finished with 12, his third double figure game of the year. Shannon Hale contributed 10, his eighth double digit outing of the season.
Alabama held a scant 26-24 margin at halftime. Although Missouri had a 22-14 game advantage in the paint, the Tide was 18 for 24 from the charity stripe in the second half alone compared to the Tigers, 7 for 11 in the final 20 minutes. Obasohan, the athletic guard from Belgium, equaled his season high of a dozen points recorded in a January home victory over Texas A&M. He led the team with a eight rebounds, his best outing this year, falling just a single carom shy of a career high nine.
'BAMA Magazine/BamaMag.com captured the post game interviews with head coach Anthony Grant, Levi Randolph, and Retin Obasohan. The Tide travels to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers (16-5, 5-3) at the Pete Maravich Assembly Hall at 5 p.m. CST Saturday on either ESPN or ESPN2.