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Key's 13 points spark Alabama past Charleston Southern 76-46

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Braxton Key scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed six rebounds and Alabama defeated Charleston Southern 76-46 on Tuesday night.

Making just his second career start, Key's first two 3-pointers sparked a 10-0 run for the Crimson Tide (4-2). Alabama quickly took control of the game and the Buccaneers (3-3) trailed by at least 10 points for the final 32 minutes of the game.

''Braxton did a nice job of catching the ball and getting in the right position,'' Alabama coach Avery Johnson said.

Johnson felt his team did a good job cleaning up mistakes he emphasized all week in practice. After struggling at times this season with early foul trouble, the Crimson Tide didn't commit a foul in the first 10 minutes of the first half.

Avery Johnson Jr. and Ar'Mond Davis also finished in double figures for the Crimson Tide with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Alabama bench scored 46 points to nearly match an opponent for the second time this season.

''It's always a team effort,'' Johnson, Jr. said. ''The second group just tries to come in and give, like, a spark.''

Armel Potter led the Buccaneers in points (12) and assists (3).

Dazon Ingram added a 3-pointer and a layup to score the first five points in the second half to spark Alabama. Ingram was 4 of 6 from the field for nine points and finished with a game-high four assists while turning the ball over just once.

''I'm proud of the way the guys responded after the way we played on this last road trip and the way we practiced two days ago - they definitely turned it around tonight,'' Johnson said.

BIG PICTURE

Alabama: The Crimson Tide fell to 2016 NCAA Tournament team Dayton 77-72 and faces fellow tournament teams Texas and Oregon in its next two games.

Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers spent the entire 2015-16 campaign below .500, but have yet to fall below that mark this season.

UP NEXT

Alabama: The Crimson Tide will take on Texas in the team's first true road game Friday.

Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers return home to host Abilene Christian Saturday.

HE SAID IT:

''Our centers haven't been getting enough dirty rebounds and rebounding out of their zone,'' Johnson said. ''That's more of a will power mindset.''

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Alabama won the turnover battle. The Crimson Tide scored 28 points off 23 Buccaneer turnovers. Charleston Southern scored 13 points off 13 Alabama turnovers.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Armel Potter made layup 9.0
+ 3 Lawson Schaffer made 3-pt. jump shot 30.0
  Offensive foul turnover on Antwan Maxwell Jr. 51.0
  Defensive rebound by Antwan Maxwell Jr. 58.0
  Brandon Austin missed 2nd of 2 free throws 58.0
+ 1 Brandon Austin made 1st of 2 free throws 58.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Jones 58.0
+ 2 Armel Potter made layup 1:07
  Defensive rebound by Charleston Southern 1:14
  Ar'mond Davis missed layup 1:16
  Defensive rebound by Bola Olaniyan 1:22
Team Stats
Points 46 76
Field Goals 17-50 (34.0%) 26-57 (45.6%)
3-Pointers 5-18 (27.8%) 9-25 (36.0%)
Free Throws 7-13 (53.8%) 15-25 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 32 41
Offensive 3 7
Defensive 23 32
Team 6 2
Assists 8 15
Steals 5 11
Blocks 2 6
Turnovers 21 12
Fouls 24 15
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
14 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Char. So. 3-3 153146
home team logo Alabama 4-2 403676
Team Stats
away team logo Char. So. 3-3 77.3 PPG 41.2 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo Alabama 4-2 73.7 PPG 40.7 RPG 12.5 APG
Key Players
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A. Potter G PPG RPG APG FG%
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B. Key F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Potter G 12 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
B. Key F 14 PTS 6 REB 3 AST
34.0 FG% 45.6
27.8 3PT FG% 36.0
53.8 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Potter 12 1 3 5/11 0/3 2/5 2 31 1 0 4 0 1
C. Mitchell 7 3 0 3/7 1/2 0/0 4 18 0 0 2 1 2
C. Keeling 4 7 0 2/10 0/1 0/0 2 31 0 0 7 0 7
J. Howard 3 3 1 1/5 0/0 1/2 2 32 0 1 2 0 3
U. Mmonu 0 1 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 7 1 0 1 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Potter 12 1 3 5/11 0/3 2/5 2 31 1 0 4 0 1
C. Mitchell 7 3 0 3/7 1/2 0/0 4 18 0 0 2 1 2
C. Keeling 4 7 0 2/10 0/1 0/0 2 31 0 0 7 0 7
J. Howard 3 3 1 1/5 0/0 1/2 2 32 0 1 2 0 3
U. Mmonu 0 1 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 7 1 0 1 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Wallace 9 4 2 3/5 3/5 0/0 1 23 1 0 2 0 4
A. Maxwell Jr. 6 3 1 2/4 0/1 2/2 0 13 1 0 1 0 3
J. Martin 5 3 1 1/3 1/3 2/4 4 20 0 0 1 1 2
R. Robinson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 9 0 1 0 0 1
J. Thomas 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 4 7 1 0 1 0 0
Z. Durkee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Major - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. David - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Sarki - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 46 26 8 17/50 5/18 7/13 24 200 5 2 21 3 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Key 14 6 3 6/8 2/4 0/2 2 19 0 2 2 2 4
D. Ingram 9 2 4 4/6 1/1 0/1 1 20 1 0 1 1 1
C. Collins 3 1 1 1/5 0/2 1/1 1 19 0 0 2 0 1
J. Taylor 2 3 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 1 16 1 2 0 0 3
N. King 2 5 1 1/4 0/3 0/1 0 17 1 0 0 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Key 14 6 3 6/8 2/4 0/2 2 19 0 2 2 2 4
D. Ingram 9 2 4 4/6 1/1 0/1 1 20 1 0 1 1 1
C. Collins 3 1 1 1/5 0/2 1/1 1 19 0 0 2 0 1
J. Taylor 2 3 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 1 16 1 2 0 0 3
N. King 2 5 1 1/4 0/3 0/1 0 17 1 0 0 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Johnson Jr. 11 2 3 3/7 1/4 4/6 0 23 0 0 0 0 2
A. Davis 10 3 0 3/7 2/3 2/2 1 14 1 0 2 0 3
R. Norris 8 2 2 3/6 1/3 1/1 2 14 1 0 0 1 1
S. Hale 7 3 0 2/6 1/3 2/3 3 17 1 1 5 0 3
D. Hall 6 7 0 2/2 0/0 2/2 3 14 0 1 0 1 6
L. Schaffer 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
B. Austin 1 0 1 0/4 0/1 1/2 1 9 1 0 0 0 0
B. Olaniyan 0 5 0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0 13 3 0 0 1 4
L. Fuller 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Giddens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 39 15 26/57 9/25 15/25 15 200 11 6 12 7 32