Video: Alabama Rolls Past Mississippi State in SEC Men’s Hoops Opener

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI/AP) — Avery Johnson Jr. and Dazon Ingram each scored 13 points to lead Alabama to a 68-58 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday night.

Riley Norris added 11 points and Alabama (8-5) out-rebounded Mississippi State 43-26.

Mario Kegler scored 12 points and Tyson Carter added 10 for Mississippi State (9-4).

The Bulldogs jumped to a 9-3 advantage as Alabama missed its first six shot attempts, but the Crimson Tide scored 11 straight and led 22-13 midway through the first half. Alabama led by as many as 13 and held a 32-20 halftime advantage.

Mississippi State shot 25 percent in the first half and made 1 of 14 from behind the arc. Alabama shot 35.5 percent from the field in the first half.

The win marked Alabama’s fourth straight at Humphrey Coliseum, the longest such streak for the Crimson Tide.


Mississippi State: Sophomore Quinndary Weatherspoon entered Tuesday’s game averaging a team-best 19.1 points a game. After scoring a combined 52 points in the previous two games, Weatherspoon had a season-low seven points against Alabama.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide improved to 8-0 when holding their opponent to under 62 points.


Mississippi State: The Bulldogs take to the road for the first time in SEC play and travel to LSU on Saturday.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide host their first SEC game of the season and face Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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