Alabama 60, Samford 45

Mikhail Torrance scored 15 points and had seven assists, and

JaMychal Green added 14 points to lead Alabama to a 60-45 victory

over Samford on Wednesday night.

Coming off a 73-65 loss on Saturday to then-No. 5 Purdue in a

game that they led by 16 points in the second half, the Crimson

Tide (7-3) had little trouble defeating in-state foe Samford

(3-7).

Josh Davis had 13 points for the Bulldogs, 10 coming in the

first half.

Alabama had its largest lead, 60-40, with 4:15 to go in the

game. In the first half, trailing 9-8, Alabama went on a 17-5 run

to take a 25-14 lead at the 4:35 mark when Chris Hines stole the

ball and scored on a fast-break layup. Torrance had 15 points in

the first half and Green 10 as the Crimson Tide led at intermission

35-24.

Alabama outscored Samford 25-21 in the second half to seal

it.