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Petty, Hall lead Alabama past No. 20 Ole Miss 74-53

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama has a reputation of losing large first-half leads. Against No. 20 Mississippi, Alabama's lead didn't just hold up, it grew.

The Crimson Tide built a 16-point lead by halftime and extended that advantage to 28 points on the way to a 74-53 blowout win over Ole Miss.

''Fortunately tonight, we were just a consistent basketball team,'' Alabama coach Avery Johnson said.

The first-half lead was built on a mixture of defense, scoring 15 points off nine Ole Miss turnovers, and rebounding, as the Crimson Tide pulled down seven more rebounds than the Rebels.

The rebounding difference came from Alabama's offense, as it collected nine offensive boards to the Rebels' two.

''Give Alabama credit; they're a good offensive rebounding team,'' Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said. ''They played desperate tonight.''

John Petty came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in 16.

The Crimson Tide kept the lead by working inside-out. Donta Hall scored seven of his 11 points in just 10 minutes, while Galin Smith added six of his 10. They combined for nine of Alabama's 20 offensive rebounds, a season high.

The duo of Terence Davis and Breein Tyree had dominated for the Rebels this season, combining for 33 points a game. Alabama denied them open looks while Ole Miss was on offense and didn't allow them to rest on defense, going straight at them.

Tyree, the SEC's second-leading scorer, finished with nine points.

Davis, who had averaged 16.2 points a game, was the Ole Miss player to score in double digits, finishing with 10. He picked up a technical with 1:07 left in the first half and fouled out with 16:05 left in the game.

''So immature,'' Davis said. ''I'm just not used to player technicals, so that's why I just left him in to foul out. . Guy has been in the league for four years and to act that way. We all got exactly what we deserved tonight.''

POLL IMPLICATIONS:

No. 20 Ole Miss entered Coleman Coliseum off a 17-point win against Arkansas, but a blowout loss against Alabama, and the Rebels will likely fall out of the rankings.

QUICK COMPARE:

Alabama struggled to hit free throws at Tennessee on Saturday, making eight of the 18 attempts (44 percent). Tuesday night, the team shot 17 of 22 (77 percent) from the line.

PLAY OF THE GAME:

Avery Johnson Jr. drove to the baseline, floating the ball off the backboard. Donta Hall followed the ball and threw down a two-handed dunk, giving Alabama a nine-point lead midway through the first half.

STAR WATCH:

Donta Hall finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. It was his fourth straight double-double, an Alabama record.

BIG PICTURE:

Ole Miss: For the first time in their six conference games, the Rebels didn't have a big first half, scoring just 26 points. Their previous first-half low against conference opponents was 31.

Alabama: After letting several big leads slip away throughout the season, the Crimson Tide proved they could hang on to a large first-half advantage. They also proved they could make free throws when it mattered.

UP NEXT:

Ole Miss: Host Iowa State on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Alabama: Alabama travels to Waco, Texas, to play Baylor on Saturday.

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Key Players
T. Davis
3 G
K. Lewis Jr.
2 G
30.8 Min. Per Game 30.8
14.3 Pts. Per Game 14.3
2.8 Ast. Per Game 2.8
2.1 Reb. Per Game 2.1
49.5 Field Goal % 43.2
42.0 Three Point % 37.8
72.0 Free Throw % 84.6
  Defensive rebound by Britton Johnson 0.0
  Brian Halums missed driving layup, blocked by Britton Johnson 0.0
  Defensive rebound by Dominik Olejniczak 9.0
  Tyler Barnes missed jump shot 11.0
  Defensive rebound by Alabama 31.0
  D.C. Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot 33.0
  Offensive rebound by Ole Miss 36.0
  Brian Halums missed jump shot, blocked by Tyler Barnes 38.0
  Defensive rebound by Bruce Stevens 41.0
  Lawson Schaffer missed driving layup 43.0
+ 1 Luis Rodriguez made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:00
Team Stats
Points 53 74
Field Goals 20-50 (40.0%) 25-65 (38.5%)
3-Pointers 6-20 (30.0%) 7-22 (31.8%)
Free Throws 7-14 (50.0%) 17-22 (77.3%)
Total Rebounds 32 44
Offensive 7 17
Defensive 21 21
Team 4 6
Assists 6 8
Steals 1 9
Blocks 4 9
Turnovers 16 9
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 1 0
10 PTS, 3 REB
15 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo 20 Ole Miss 14-4 262753
home team logo Alabama 12-6 423274
Team Stats
away team logo 20 Ole Miss 14-4 75.3 PPG 37.9 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo Alabama 12-6 72.0 PPG 41.2 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
3
T. Davis G 15.2 PPG 5.8 RPG 3.5 APG 44.4 FG%
23
J. Petty G 10.2 PPG 4.2 RPG 1.9 APG 41.3 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Davis G 10 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
J. Petty G 15 PTS 1 REB 1 AST
40.0 FG% 38.5
30.0 3PT FG% 31.8
50.0 FT% 77.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Davis 10 3 0 3/7 2/5 2/4 5 19 0 0 5 0 3
B. Tyree 9 4 2 4/8 1/3 0/0 2 26 0 1 2 0 4
B. Hinson 5 4 0 2/6 1/2 0/0 2 23 0 0 1 1 3
D. Olejniczak 4 6 1 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 24 1 1 3 4 2
D. Shuler 2 1 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 17 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Davis 10 3 0 3/7 2/5 2/4 5 19 0 0 5 0 3
B. Tyree 9 4 2 4/8 1/3 0/0 2 26 0 1 2 0 4
B. Hinson 5 4 0 2/6 1/2 0/0 2 23 0 0 1 1 3
D. Olejniczak 4 6 1 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 24 1 1 3 4 2
D. Shuler 2 1 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 17 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Stevens 7 6 0 3/5 1/2 0/0 3 23 0 0 1 1 5
L. Rodriguez 7 1 1 2/2 0/0 3/4 3 18 0 1 1 1 0
B. Halums 5 0 0 2/6 1/2 0/0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
D. Davis 3 2 1 1/4 0/2 1/2 1 24 0 0 1 0 2
K. Buffen 1 1 0 0/4 0/1 1/4 2 16 0 1 0 0 1
Z. Naylor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Morgano - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McBride - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Miller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 53 28 6 20/50 6/20 7/14 20 192 1 4 16 7 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Hall 11 10 0 3/5 0/0 5/6 3 22 2 3 2 6 4
D. Ingram 9 5 1 4/9 1/3 0/0 3 17 1 0 2 2 3
H. Jones 8 8 2 2/7 0/0 4/6 0 27 2 0 2 3 5
K. Lewis Jr. 7 2 1 2/8 1/3 2/2 0 25 1 1 0 0 2
T. Mack 4 4 1 1/4 0/1 2/2 1 16 1 0 0 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Hall 11 10 0 3/5 0/0 5/6 3 22 2 3 2 6 4
D. Ingram 9 5 1 4/9 1/3 0/0 3 17 1 0 2 2 3
H. Jones 8 8 2 2/7 0/0 4/6 0 27 2 0 2 3 5
K. Lewis Jr. 7 2 1 2/8 1/3 2/2 0 25 1 1 0 0 2
T. Mack 4 4 1 1/4 0/1 2/2 1 16 1 0 0 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Petty 15 1 1 6/10 3/6 0/0 1 27 1 0 0 0 1
G. Smith 10 3 0 4/7 0/0 2/4 2 15 0 1 0 3 0
R. Norris 7 1 2 2/6 1/3 2/2 3 21 1 0 1 1 0
A. Reese 3 1 0 1/4 1/4 0/0 1 11 0 2 2 0 1
A. Johnson Jr. 0 1 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 14 0 0 0 0 1
L. Schaffer 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
T. Barnes 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
B. Johnson 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
D. Giddens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wood - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Davis-Fleming - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 38 8 25/65 7/22 17/22 16 200 9 9 9 17 21