TUSCALOOSA - Redshirt freshman Retin Obasohan picked a great time to have the second half of his life. After a struggle of a first half, 0-for-4 from the floor and all five points from the free throw line, the redshirt freshman exploded for nine second-half points to end with 14 in a 66-54 NIT second-round win over Stanford.
Alabama will host its NIT quarterfinal game on Tuesday night against No. 2 seed Maryland.
Alabama got a game-high 16 points from Levi Randolph, then 10 from both Trevor Releford and Nick Jacobs for its four double-digit scorers. Devonta Pollard led the Crimson Tide with eight rebounds to go along with four points.
The Crimson Tide had foul trouble on its side in the second half, as the Cardinal committed its seventh team foul of the second half with over seven minutes to go in the second half. After that point, Alabama hit 10 of its 12 free throw attempts, ending the game with a 84.6 percentage from the charity stripe (22-26).
The Cardinal was led by Chasson Randle with 11 points and also had Robbie Lemons score in double-digits with 10. Stanford's leading scorer Dwight Powell was held to just two points in 24 minutes after missing a great portion of the first half with foul trouble.
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