Charl Southern 46

(1-4, 0-3 away)

Alabama 59

(5-0, 3-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 23, 2012

    Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    1 2 T
    CHSO 27 1946
    ALA 36 2359

    Top Performers

    Charleston Southern: P. Gombwer 10 Pts, 7 Reb

    Alabama: T. Releford 22 Pts, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Alabama 59, Charleston Southern 46

    Associated Press

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 46 59
    FG Made-Attempted 17-52 (.327) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 5-9 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

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