LUBBOCK, Texas -- Trevor Lacey scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to help Alabama hold off Texas Tech for a 66-62 win Wednesday night.
Lacey scored 11 of his points in the first eight minutes of the game, hitting four consecutive 3-pointers.
Trevor Releford added 17 points and six rebounds for the Crimson Tide (7-3), who led by 20 points with 12 minutes to play before the Red Raiders rallied.
Jaye Crockett had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Red Raiders (5-3), and Jordan Tolbert added 12 points. Led by Tolbert, Crockett and freshman Josh Gray, Texas Tech rallied, pulling within 63-61 on a Ty Nurse 3-pointer with 1:08 left.
Levi Randolph's layup with 35 seconds to go put the Tide back up by four, and Alabama held on from there.
Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.