Alabama's Obasohan SEC Player Of Week

Alabama's men's basketball team under new coach Avery Johnson has been playing well, better than expected by most, but when starting point guard Dazon Ingram was lost for the year with a broken foot last week, things did not look good.

Alabama, which had been on the road for three games and had final examinations last week, had to go on the road again, this time to face a strong Clemson team from the ACC on Sunday.

Retin Obasohan, who had been playing the off guard spot with Dazon Ingram at point, had to spend some time at the point as Bama adjusted its lineup. Obasohan came through in a big way and the senior was rewarded by being named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.

Obasohan, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound fifth-year senior from Antwerp, Belgium, led the Crimson Tide to a 51-50 win at Clemson on Sunday night. Obasohan scored a career-high 23 points, 15 in the first half. Obasohan scored nearly half of the Tide's 51 points (45 per cent) on the night.

In addition to his personal best in scoring, Obasohan also set new career marks for field goals made (9-of-16) and three-pointers made (4-of-7) in the Tide's fourth consecutive road win. It is Alabama's first four-game win streak away from home since the 2001-02 season.

Obasohan and the Crimson Tide will return to action Wednesday night when the Crimson Tide hosts Winthrop at 8 p.m. CST. It will mark Alabama’s first home game since a 105-93 win over Louisiana on Nov. 20. Tickets are available online at RollTide.com, by phone at 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849) or at the Alabama Ticket Office, located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum.

The SEC Network will televise the game.


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