Charleston Southern vs Alabama

Alabama 59, Charleston Southern 46

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trevor Releford drained 22 points and Alabama earned a 59-46 victory over Charleston Southern Friday night in a nonconference showdown.

Releford hit 7 of 15 from the field, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc for his second straight game with five 3-pointers. He also had six assists.

Trevor Lacey also had six helpers for the Crimson Tide (5-0), while Levi Randolph had 10 points and Carl Engstrom had eight rebounds.

Paul Gombwer and Saah Nimley had 10 points each for the Buccaneers (1-4).

Alabama scored the first nine points of the game but Charleston Southern (1-4) responded by outscoring the Crimson Tide 18-4 to take an 18-13 lead on a 3-point shot by Gombwer at the 8:55 mark.

The Crimson Tide went on another 9-0 run to regain the lead 22-18 on a short jump shot by Devonta Pollard at the 6:52 mark. After Malcolm Bernard made a layup to put the Buccaneers back in front 27-26, Randolph made a 3-pointer, Pollard a free throw and Releford back-to-back 3-point shots to give Alabama a 36-27 lead at the half.

Charleston Southern opened the second half with five straight points to pull to within four, 36-32, but from that point on the Crimson Tide outscored the Buccaneers 23-14 to win going away.

Alabama has started the season 5-0 for the second straight year, the first time the Crimson Tide has won its first five games in back-to-back seasons since 1995-96 and 1996-97.

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Scoreboard
Charleston Southern (1-4)271946
Alabama (5-0) «362359

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Charleston Southern Buccaneers
M. Muo, F333-70-01018
P. Gombwer, F263-42-470210
A. Fullah, F150-10-03010
S. Nimley, G353-162-233110
A. Harper, G252-81-24005
C. Bowen252-40-07004
J. Sexton191-40-02122
M. Bernard133-50-02347
S. Strickland90-30-02000
Totals 17-525-83771146
 32.7%62.5% 
Alabama Crimson Tide
D. Pollard, F274-81-27119
C. Engstrom, C223-50-08016
T. Lacey, G344-140-05619
T. Releford, G347-153-306322
L. Randolph, G324-80-031110
R. Obasohan140-30-03100
A. Steele140-10-02210
M. Gueye100-01-41021
N. Jacobs81-20-01022
D. Slaughter50-10-01000
Totals 23-575-936171259
 40.4%55.6% 
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Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347

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Kentucky16-232-64
Florida14-427-910
Arkansas12-626-1028
S. Carolina12-626-1143
Ole Miss10-822-1477
Alabama10-819-1578
Vanderbilt10-819-1638
Georgia9-919-1552
Texas A&M8-1016-1593
Tennessee8-1016-1682
Auburn7-1118-14113
Miss. State6-1216-16149
LSU2-1610-21194
Missouri2-168-24255
 
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