Alabama holds on to beat Missouri, 80-73
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)
With Alabama (11-16, 5-9 SEC) trailing 16-13 Randolph scored 17 of the next 20 points to trigger a 20-7 Alabama run as the Crimson Tide took a 33-23 lead at the 6:06 mark. Missouri (19-8, 7-7) responded with a 10-3 run and cut the lead to 36-33 on a three-pointer by Ross with 2:46 left. The Crimson Tide then outscored the Tigers 6-2, the final points coming on a dunk by Randolph, to take a 42-35 lead at the half. Randolph, who hadn't scored until he keyed the rally, had 19 points in the first half and Ross had 13 points.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Alabama (11-16, 5-9) and a three-game winning streak for Missouri (19-8, 7-7).
Rodney Cooper had six rebounds and Releford six assists for the Crimson Tide
Alabama led throughout the second half, although Missouri did trim the lead to 61-60 on three free throws by Ross with 7:09 left and 65-63 with 5:14 to go before the Crimson Tide pulled away for the victory.