No. 9 Alabama (8-1) vs. Southern Mississippi (7-0)
Tipoff: Today at 7:15 p.m. at the Mitchell Center in Mobile.
Alabama lineup: F Alonzo Gee, 6-6, So., 16.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg.; F Richard Hendrix, 6-8, So., 14.8 ppg., 8.6 rpg.; C Jermareo Davidson, 6-10, Sr., 14.9 ppg., 10.6 rpg.; G Brandon Hollinger, 5-11, So., 3.8 ppg., 2.7 assists; G Ronald Steele, 6-3, Jr.,12.7 ppg., 5.0 assists.
Southern Mississippi lineup: F Andre Stephens, 6-8, Fr. 5.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg.; F Sai'Quon Stone, 6-6, Fr. 8.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg.; G Courtney Beasley, 6-3, So. 11.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg.; G Jarvis Hill, 6-2, Fr. 9.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg.; G Jeremy Wise 6-2, Fr. 16.8 ppg, 2.8 assists.
Noteworthy: The Golden Eagles are coached by former Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy who is in his third season with Southern Mississippi. ... Eustachy, who is 28-38 at USM, coached the Cyclones to the NCAA region finals in 2000, but resigned from Iowa State in 2003 following an incident where he was photographed drinking at a party with college students in Columbia, Mo.
Josh Cooper, Daily sports writer
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