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.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.