Alabama Basketball tops UAH in Exhibition Game

The Alabama men's basketball team opened up its 2011-12 season with a 67-60 exhibition win over the University of Alabama - Huntsville Chargers Monday night at Coleman Coliseum. Senior forward JaMychal Green led Alabama with 21 points while junior forward Tony Mitchell registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Trevor Releford added 12 points to go along with three assists and three rebounds.

The Crimson Tide led by as many as 14 points in the first half as by as many as 12 in the second half. UAH cut the margin to three on three different occasions in the second half, but could not get any closer. A put-back layup by Releford with 29.3 seconds gave the Tide a 65-60 lead in the latter stages before an emphatic Mitchell dunk right before the buzzer sealed the game for Alabama. The Tide opens the regular season Friday, Nov. 11 against North Florida. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.