The Alabama men’s basketball team defeated the Faulkner Eagles, 91-71, in an exhibition contest on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Coleman Coliseum. Junior Ar’Mond Davis and redshirt freshman Dazon Ingram handled the offense for the Crimson Tide dropping 17 and 15 points, respectively.
The Tide scored 20 points off of Faulkner’s 15 turnovers in the first half, and it dominated in the paint scoring 20 points. Alabama was successful in transition picking up eight points, while holding the Eagles to zero fast break points. The Tide protected the ball only turning it over six times, and it recorded seven defensive steals. Alabama went on a 13-2 run over a 2:12 minute span, where it went 4-of-4 in field goals to jump out to a 32-17. Going into halftime, Alabama entered the locker room with a 44-32 lead.
In the second half, Alabama’s defense shined as it held the Eagles to a scoreless for 3:57 minutes to extend the lead to 59-46. The Tide continued to build off that momentum, as it went on a 12-2 run over a 3:27 minute span to lengthen the lead to 82-56. Davis was an impact beyond the arc going 3-of-4 in the second half and 4-of-8 in the game. Alabama shot 56 percent from the field in the second half and an impressive 55 percent from the three-point line.
The Tide shot 54 percent from the field in the game, and 40 percent from beyond the three-point line. Alabama went 16-27 from the free throw line in the exhibition match, and tallied 41 total rebounds.
The Tide will officially begin the 2016-17 season next Friday, Nov. 11, when it hosts the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at the Coleman Coliseum at 8 p.m. CT.