TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jahvon Quinerly scored 24 points off the bench and John Petty Jr. scored 13, and Alabama beat Mississippi 82-64 on Tuesday night in a Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
The win marked Alabama’s (6-3, 1-0) 800th SEC victory. The Crimson Tide are only the second team in league history to achieve that mark. Kentucky has 1,012 conference wins.
Alabama built an 8-0 lead and never trailed.
The Tide led 43-34 at halftime before Ole Miss (5-2, 0-1) reduced its deficit to 49-43 when Romello White made a layup and sank 1 of 2 from the foul line with 15:05 left. Alabama responded with a 10-2 run over the next four minutes and were up by double digits for most of the remainder.