ALA Alabama Crimson Tide 79
Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama Overall (9-3)
ATS (2-6-1)
O/U (6-2-1)
December 30 2018
- ESPNU
SFA Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 69
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Stephen F. Austin Overall (7-5)
ATS (1-1)
O/U (0-1)
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
12
Alabama Crimson Tide OFF OFF OFF
4138
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks OFF OFF OFF
3435
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
ALA OFF OFF OFF
SFA OFF OFF OFF
Recap

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Kira Lewis Jr. had 17 points and eight assists, Donta Hall added 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Alabama beat Stephen F. Austin 79-69 on Sunday night.

Hall was 6 of 7 from the field and notched his fifth double-double of the season for the Crimson Tide (9-3), who won their fourth straight.

Stephen F. Austin rallied late in the second half, but Alabama stopped the momentum with a 9-2 run that ended with Lewis' pair of free throws to make it 77-67 with 1:52 left in the game.

"We were able to build a pretty comfortable lead, but they cut into in the second half," said Alabama coach Avery Johnson. "We made some free throws down the stretch, hit some big shots and got some timely rebounds and were able to pull out a win. Riley Norris was huge for us, Donta was huge as well. When we have four or five guys scoring in double figures, we can be a pretty tough team to beat."

Norris added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and Tevin Mack scored 12 for Alabama.

Hall's basket with 6:14 left in the first half tied it at 21 and sparked a 22-9 run for the Tide that made it 41-30 with 1:48 left in the half. Alabama never trailed again, though the Lumberjacks (7-5) closed the deficit to 68-65 on Kevon Harris' jumper with 5:31 left in the game.

Shannon Bogues had 21 points and Harris added 18 for the Lumberjacks. John Comeaux scored 13 and Karl Nicholas had 11.

BIG PICTURE

Stephen F. Austin: The Lumberjacks hosted an SEC opponent in William R. Johnson Coliseum for the first time in program history. Their record against SEC opponents dropped to 4-28 all-time, but they can take solace in keeping it competitive until the final two minutes.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide outrebounded the Lumberjacks 47-31, the 11th time in 12 contests this season that Alabama has outrebounded its opponent. The Lumberjacks (Southland Conference) were the Tide's fourth nonconference opponent that was projected in the preseason to win its conference. The others were Georgia State (Sun Belt), Northeastern (Colonial Athletic Association) and UCF (American Athletic Conference).

HE SAID IT

"I was really concerned about playing this game down here, but we thought it was the best thing for us to prepare for a tough SEC league slate," Johnson said. "We've played in some tough environments and this was a very tough environment."

UP NEXT

Stephen F. Austin: The Lumberjacks open Southland Conference play on Wednesday, hosting SE Louisiana.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide host No. 16 Kentucky on Saturday to open its SEC schedule.

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Matchup
Crimson Tide Overall
W/L 9-3
ATS 2-6-1
Pts For 76.5
Pts Against 71.3
Total 6-2-1
Crimson Tide Away
W/L 2-2
ATS 0-3
Pts For 71.3
Pts Against 73.3
Total 1-1-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-30
5:00 PM
at Stephen F. Austin W 79-69
12-21
8:00 PM
Penn State W 73-64 W (-4) U (142)
12-18
7:00 PM
Liberty W 84-75
12-9
12:00 PM
Arizona W 76-73 T (-3) O (146)
12-4
7:00 PM
Georgia State L 83-80 L (-7.5) O (144.5)
11-29
6:00 PM
at UCF L 70-64 L (5) T (134)
11-26
7:00 PM
Murray State W 78-72 L (-8.5) O (141.5)
11-18
12:30 PM
at Wichita State W 90-86 L (-5) O (139)
11-16
12:30 PM
Ball State W 79-61 W (-4) O (139.5)
11-15
1:00 PM
at Northeastern L 68-52 L (-4) U (143.5)
Avg. Points For 75.5
Avg. Points Against 72.1
ATS 2-5-1
Over/Under 5-2-1
Lumberjacks Overall
W/L 7-5
ATS 1-1
Pts For 70.5
Pts Against 69.6
Total 0-1
Lumberjacks Home
W/L 6-2
ATS 1-0
Pts For 76.6
Pts Against 66.4
Total 0-0
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-30
5:00 PM
Alabama L 79-69
12-21
6:30 PM
Arlington Baptist W 97-47
12-18
7:30 PM
at Baylor W 59-58
12-15
2:00 PM
at Louisiana-Monroe L 74-58
12-7
6:30 PM
Louisiana Tech L 96-93
12-1
7:00 AM
Milwaukee W 66-51 W (-4.5)
11-30
7:00 AM
at San Francisco L 76-58 L (-9) U (136)
11-25
4:30 PM
St. Edwards W 73-60
11-20
7:30 PM
Marist W 64-60
11-13
6:00 PM
at Miami (FL) L 96-58
Avg. Points For 69.5
Avg. Points Against 69.7
ATS 1-1
Over/Under 0-1
Scoring
Alabama
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Kira Lewis Jr. (G) 31:004-12 33.3%2-6 33.3%7-8 87.5%2281032017
Riley Norris (G-F) 19:005-10 50%4-7 57.1%0-0 0%3600001014
Donta Hall (F) 33:006-7 85.7%0-0 0%0-0 0%31400300012
Tevin Mack (G-F) 24:005-10 50%2-7 28.6%0-0 0%1211011012
Dazon Ingram (G) 22:002-5 40%1-2 50%3-6 50%283003308
John Petty (G) 34:002-7 28.6%2-6 33.3%0-0 0%180012006
Herbert Jones (G) 14:001-3 33.3%0-1 0%3-4 75%121103405
Galin Smith (F) 8:001-2 50%0-0 0%1-2 50%120000003
Avery Johnson Jr. (G) 10:001-4 25%0-1 0%0-0 0%002002202
Alex Reese (F) 5:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000001000
Tyler Barnes (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Javian Davis-Fleming (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Daniel Giddens (C-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Britton Johnson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lawson Schaffer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Diante Wood (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Stephen F. Austin
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Shannon Bogues (G) 38:008-19 42.1%3-8 37.5%2-2 100%0213053021
Kevon Harris (G-F) 39:007-12 58.3%2-6 33.3%2-3 66.7%0411101018
John Comeaux (G) 24:006-10 60%1-2 50%0-1 0%2420021013
Karl Nicholas (F) 27:005-14 35.7%0-0 0%1-2 50%4820113011
Davonte Fitzgerald (F) 32:002-10 20%0-3 0%0-0 0%030220404
Nathan Bain (F) 20:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%031002402
Mitchell Seraille (F) 15:000-2 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%130012200
Oddyst Walker (G) 4:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jovan Grujic (C) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Aaron Augustin (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Rance Cole (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
TJ Holyfield (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jock Hughes (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Samuli Nieminen (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Edward Ruiz (NA) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Aaron Walton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000