Alabama men beat Stillman in exhibition

Special to the Ledger-EnquirerNovember 6, 2012 

— Any Alabama basketball fans who attended Tuesday's exhibition game to see freshman star Devonta Pollard, they got a good look at him.

Pollard played 35 minutes in the Crimson Tide's 76-68 win over Stillman and produced 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals. The slender 6-foot-8 forward started but didn't get his game going until the second half, when he scored 12 of his 15 points. All three of his turnovers came before intermission.

"He's very talented, as you can see," Alabama coach Anthony Grant said. "He adds a dimension to our team that's very much needed. He just needs to get used to the college game."

Power forward Nick Jacobs came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points. Starting center Moussa Gueye, who dealt with knee troubles last season, had 14 points and six rebounds, while Tevor Lacey pitched in 13 points.

Alabama will open its regular season Friday night at home at 8 p.m. against South Dakota State.

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