Scores

Final

Pepperdine 66

(7-4, 3-3 away)

Alabama State 58

(1-10, 1-1 home)

5:00 PM ET, December 19, 2012

Devlin FIeldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana

1 2 T
PEPP 30 3666
ALST 21 3758

Top Performers

Pepperdine: J. Raines 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl

Alabama State: J. Freelove 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

Pepperdine 66, Alabama St. 58

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Jett Raines posted 11 points and a career-high eight rebounds as Pepperdine defeated Alabama State 66-58 Wednesday in the opening round of the Tulane Classic.

Stacy Davis and Jorne Jackson also had 11 points while Jordan Baker chipped in 10. Raines, a freshman, made all four of his shots from the field and all three free throw attempts.

Alabama State (1-10) took its first lead of the game, 12-11, following a Joshua Freelove 3-pointer. But Pepperdine retook the lead behind an 11-4 run. Raines capped the spurt with a three-point play as Pepperdine (7-4) led 23-15 and took a 30-21 advantage into halftime.

The Hornets cut the deficit to 50-44 with 5:13 left to play, but Baker made a free throw and a 3-pointer and Davis hit a jumper to help Pepperdine pull away.

Pepperdine shot a season-high 53.8 percent (21 of 39).

Freelove led Alabama State with 14 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEPP
ALST
Points 66 58
FG Made-Attempted 21-39 (.538) 18-47 (.383)
3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 6-16 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 16-22 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 15 1

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