90
TF 12
FINAL
End
2nd
ESPU
Sun Nov. 18
2:04pm
BONUS
86
TF 16
ML: -162
WICHST +4.5, O/U 139.5
ML: +159
BAMA
WICHST

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Alabama beats Wichita State 90-86 in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - After a disappointing start, Alabama finished exactly how coach Avery Johnson wanted.

The Crimson Tide (4-1) recovered from losing a 13-point lead to outlast Wichita State 90-86 and finish fifth at the eight-team Charleston Classic on Sunday.

Kira Lewis Jr. had 24 points and Alex Reese 19 for Alabama.

It was their second straight victory here after a lackluster showing in a loss to Northeastern to start things Thursday.

''Sometimes your bad luck is your good luck,'' Johnson said, sharing something he's heard several times from a friend.

The early tournament loss, Johnson believes, got is players' full focus for the rest of their run at TD Arena. Not that the coaching staff didn't do their part, too.

After allowing the team to sleep in before the first game, Johnson woke them up a 7:30 a.m. (6:30 central time) and got them in the gym.

The tactics certainly worked.

Against Wichita State, no one hung their heads or complained after losing their big lead and instead worked on regaining their edge, Johnson said.

Lewis followed with a go-ahead 3-pointer and Reese added another three to move back in front.

''It's always good to put a fire out as quick as you can,'' Reese said. ''Kira hitting that three gave us confidence, then I hit one and we just started rolling from there.''

Wichita State (2-3) closed to 88-86 in the final seconds, but ran out of time.

Markis McDuffie had 26 points to lead the Shockers.

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Key Players
J. Petty
S. Haynes-Jones
36.0 Min. Per Game 36.0
12.8 Pts. Per Game 12.8
4.8 Ast. Per Game 4.8
1.8 Reb. Per Game 1.8
44.7 Field Goal % 34.8
43.3 Three Point % 30.3
75.0 Free Throw % 75.0
+ 1 Dazon Ingram made 2nd of 2 free throws 0.0
+ 1 Dazon Ingram made 1st of 2 free throws 0.0
  Personal foul on Ricky Torres 0.0
+ 1 Ricky Torres made 2nd of 2 free throws 0.0
+ 1 Ricky Torres made 1st of 2 free throws 0.0
  Personal foul on Herbert Jones 0.0
  Offensive rebound by Ricky Torres 0.0
  Samajae Haynes-Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot 2.0
+ 1 Alex Reese made 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
  Alex Reese missed 1st of 2 free throws 7.0
  Personal foul on Ricky Torres 7.0
Team Stats
Points 90 86
Field Goals 25-49 (51.0%) 29-62 (46.8%)
3-Pointers 9-19 (47.4%) 6-23 (26.1%)
Free Throws 31-33 (93.9%) 22-27 (81.5%)
Total Rebounds 32 28
Offensive 6 11
Defensive 23 15
Team 3 2
Assists 14 9
Steals 1 6
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 11 6
Fouls 19 25
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
26 PTS, 8 REB
12T
away team logo Alabama 4-1 464490
home team logo Wichita State 2-3 345286
Team Stats
away team logo Alabama 4-1 76.9 PPG 42.7 RPG 13.0 APG
home team logo Wichita State 2-3 71.1 PPG 40.5 RPG 13.7 APG
Key Players
2
K. Lewis Jr. G 14.7 PPG 2.1 RPG 2.9 APG 45.1 FG%
1
M. McDuffie F 19.3 PPG 5.2 RPG 0.9 APG 42.2 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Lewis Jr. G 24 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
M. McDuffie F 26 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
51.0 FG% 46.8
47.4 3PT FG% 26.1
93.9 FT% 81.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Lewis Jr. 24 4 2 6/9 1/2 11/11 2 33 0 0 0 0 4
H. Jones 13 6 1 5/11 2/3 1/2 5 29 0 0 4 1 5
J. Petty 13 5 2 4/8 3/6 2/2 1 36 0 0 1 0 5
G. Smith 6 1 0 2/3 0/0 2/2 2 19 0 0 2 1 0
D. Hall 2 1 1 0/1 0/0 2/2 2 15 1 1 1 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Lewis Jr. 24 4 2 6/9 1/2 11/11 2 33 0 0 0 0 4
H. Jones 13 6 1 5/11 2/3 1/2 5 29 0 0 4 1 5
J. Petty 13 5 2 4/8 3/6 2/2 1 36 0 0 1 0 5
G. Smith 6 1 0 2/3 0/0 2/2 2 19 0 0 2 1 0
D. Hall 2 1 1 0/1 0/0 2/2 2 15 1 1 1 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Reese 19 2 1 4/7 2/5 9/10 1 15 0 0 1 1 1
D. Ingram 8 4 5 2/3 0/0 4/4 4 25 0 0 2 1 3
T. Mack 5 4 1 2/6 1/3 0/0 2 20 0 0 0 1 3
A. Johnson Jr. 0 2 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 2
R. Norris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Schaffer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Giddens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Barnes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wood - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Davis-Fleming - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 29 14 25/49 9/19 31/33 19 200 1 1 11 6 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. McDuffie 26 8 0 8/13 2/4 8/9 1 34 1 0 0 3 5
S. Haynes-Jones 13 1 2 5/11 2/6 1/1 3 33 0 0 1 0 1
J. Echenique 13 2 0 5/11 1/3 2/4 3 20 3 1 1 1 1
J. Burton 5 3 1 1/4 0/1 3/4 3 20 0 0 1 0 3
E. Stevenson 2 1 0 0/5 0/3 2/2 2 13 1 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. McDuffie 26 8 0 8/13 2/4 8/9 1 34 1 0 0 3 5
S. Haynes-Jones 13 1 2 5/11 2/6 1/1 3 33 0 0 1 0 1
J. Echenique 13 2 0 5/11 1/3 2/4 3 20 3 1 1 1 1
J. Burton 5 3 1 1/4 0/1 3/4 3 20 0 0 1 0 3
E. Stevenson 2 1 0 0/5 0/3 2/2 2 13 1 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Dennis 19 5 1 7/9 1/2 4/5 3 26 0 0 2 4 1
R. Torres 4 2 5 1/5 0/4 2/2 4 25 1 0 0 1 1
A. Midtgaard 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0
M. Udeze 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 13 0 2 0 2 1
R. Brown 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 1 0 1
I. Poor Bear-Chandler 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Moore 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
T. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bush - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Herrs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Busse - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Farrakhan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 26 9 29/62 6/23 22/27 25 200 6 3 6 11 15