No. 21 Mississippi Men's Hoops Falls To No. 15 Alabama On Road

Jan. 17, 2001

Box Score

By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Erwin Dudley scored 24 points and Tarik London had a career-high 18 as No. 15 Alabama beat No. 21 Mississippi 82-63 Wednesday night.

The Crimson Tide (14-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) held the Rebels to 11 points over a 14-minute span of the second half and finished 36-of-44 from the free throw line.

Mississippi (14-3, 2-2) tied the game at 44 early in the first half and trailed just 48-47 with 15:21 left in the game. The Rebels then went five minutes without scoring as Alabama picked up the tempo and the defensive intensity in a 19-4 run.

Alabama scored 26 points off 16 turnovers.

Dudley was 14-of-17 from the free throw line and had eight rebounds, while Rod Grizzard was 11-of-12 from the line and scored 13 points. Doc Martin also scored 13 points, hitting three 3-pointers as Alabama remained unbeaten at home.

Rahim Lockhart had 17 points for the Rebels, while Jason Flanigan added 12 and Justin Reed 10.

The Rebels committed 33 personal fouls and coach Rod Barnes was ejected with 3:18 to play after picking up two quick technicals for arguing with the referees.

Mississippi, which came in giving up a league-low 62 points per game, was just 4-of-24 from 3-point range and shot 30 percent overall in the second half.

Alabama led 44-37 at halftime after hitting 19 of 22 free throws and going 5-of-10 from 3-point range. The Tide made 14 straight free throws at one point as Ole Miss committed 19 fouls.

Alabama has won 12 straight home games, the longest streak since winning 20 in a row in the 1994 and 1995 seasons.

The Tide came in 0-2 against ranked teams.

 

 

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