Key paces Alabama to win over Mississippi State

Key paces Alabama to win over Mississippi State

Key paces Alabama to win over Mississippi State

While Locksley is not necessarily a household name in the way that Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian were under Saban, that might actually be a desirable thing and, if nothing else, the Tide are once again set up for big-time success.

The celebration will extend to the north steps of Bryant-Denny Stadium where the various championship trophies will be presented.

Collin Sexton, the Crimson Tide's leading scorer, missed his second consecutive game because of an abdominal injury.

The Bulldogs shot 37.5 percent for the game (41.9 percent in the second half) led by Peters' 17-point performance, which included four of the team's seven 3-pointers. The Tide held on to the lead with a three by Braxton Key. "It just builds confidence".

Mississippi State (14-5, 2-4 SEC) was barely off the bus before Alabama opened Saturday's game on a 16-3 run. He followed that up with a layup to help the Bulldogs wipe out the big deficit. "I got hot at the right time". "It is a tough loss considering how we fought back and gave ourselves a chance". A third sophomore, shooting guard Dazon Ingram, added 7 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the free throw line to go along with a team-high eight rebounds and six assists as the substitute point guard. Quinndary Weatherspoon also played well, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

Mississippi St: Has lost 11 in a row on the road dating back to last season.

At halftime, Alabama shot 51.6 percent from the field and MSU shot 32 percent.

Holman hit a 3-pointer as the Bulldogs were back within 13 less than two minutes into the second half.

Johnson said Sexton, whose 19.3 points per game ranks second in the SEC, is inching closer to a return but wasn't close to playing in this one.

Alabama basketball travels to Oxford, MS Tuesday night to play Ole Miss.

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