Alabama 62, Tennessee 50
Trevor Lacey scored 18 points and had four steals to lead
Alabama to a 62-50 win over Tennessee on Saturday.
Trevor Releford finished with 13 points off the bench for the
Crimson Tide (17-9, 6-6 Southeastern Conference), who ended
Tennessee’s four-game win streak. Andrew Steele had 10 points and
The game was tied at 32-32 after Jarnell Stokes’ three-point
play with 17:14 left in the second half. But Alabama answered with
a 20-3 run to take control of the contest, claiming a 52-35
Releford scored nine points during the run for the Crimson Tide,
who moved into a tie with Tennessee and LSU for fifth place in the
Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the eighth straight
game with 20 points for the Volunteers (14-13, 6-6). Trae Golden
had 12 points.
Alabama, which ended a two-game losing streak, played without
two suspended starters, JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell, and
Green’s back-up Nick Jacobs who suffered a mouth injury and had a
root canal on Thursday.
Earlier, Alabama went on a 19-4 run to take a 27-17 lead on a
field goal and a free throw by Carl Engstrom at the 2:35 mark.
Consecutive 3-pointers by Golden pulled the Volunteers to within
The score was 29-25 at the half. Maymon scored 12 of Tennessee’s
first 17 points to keep the Vols close. Lacey had 12 for the