Alabama vs Georgia Tech

Alabama 73, Georgia Tech 48


ATLANTA (AP) - Trevor Releford scored 17 points, Tony Mitchell added 14 and Alabama coasted to a 73-48 victory over Georgia Tech Tuesday night.

JaMychal Green, a first-team All-Southeastern Conference forward, finished with nine points and five rebounds in 22 minutes for the Crimson Tide (11-3). Green did not start, but played for the first time since injuring his right shoulder in a Dec. 17 loss to Kansas State.

Alabama, which has won three straight and four of five, opens its SEC schedule Saturday at Georgia.

Kammeon Holsey finished with 14 points for Georgia Tech (7-7), which has lost three straight. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 0-2 at Philips Arena, where they will host No. 5 Duke in both schools' Atlantic Coast Conference opener Saturday.

After Green's finger-roll gave the Crimson Tide a 40-22 lead to end the first-half scoring, Georgia Tech's Julian Royal made it 41-31 on a layup with 17:11 remaining.

But less than 5 minutes later, the Crimson Tide led by 22 following two free throws by Andrew Steele.

Tuesday marked Steele's first game since suffering a concussion in last year's SEC tournament. The junior guard finished with nine points, including a three-point play that made it 60-37 with 10:13 remaining.

Yellow Jackets coach Brian Gregory did not start Glen Rice Jr., who went scoreless in a 72-66 loss at Fordham last week and was suspended three games to begin the season after breaking a team rule. Rice finished with five points and went 2 of 7 from the field.

Royal added 10 points for Georgia Tech, which ranks No. 235 in assists-to-turnover ratio and committed 22 turnovers with 12 assists.

Mitchell moved right to left along the baseline and took a pass from Releford for a dunk that gave the Crimson Tide a 26-15 lead with 8:39 left in the first half.

Releford followed with a fastbreak layup 4 minutes later to put Alabama up 34-20.

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Alabama Crimson Tide
N. Jacobs, F292-90-04034
T. Mitchell, F216-101-161414
T. Releford, G308-80-054317
L. Randolph, G292-53-44417
T. Lacey, G271-51-21523
J. Green234-71-25209
R. Cooper182-41-14015
A. Steele122-25-52019
C. Engstrom40-00-01010
B. Eblen30-10-00000
C. Hankerson Jr.32-30-10005
J. Goode10-00-01100
Totals 29-5412-1633171673
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
K. Holsey, F257-90-550314
D. Miller, C210-40-06330
M. Udofia, G283-71-34128
B. Reed, G263-100-00328
J. Morris, G250-41-22201
G. Rice Jr.222-70-04115
J. Royal184-62-231010
N. Hicks150-10-04120
P. Jordan121-10-00012
N. Foreman80-00-00000
Totals 20-494-1229121448
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas A&M13-528-918
S. Carolina11-725-965
Ole Miss10-820-1297
Miss. State7-1114-17152

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Miami (Fla.)13-527-89
Notre Dame11-724-1231
Va. Tech10-820-1589
Florida St.8-1020-1482
Georgia Tech8-1021-1569
NC State5-1316-17123
Wake Forest2-1611-20159
Boston College0-187-25250
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Ohio St 71
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Kentucky 73
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