The Alabama Crimson Tide (18-13) extended its season at least by at least one more day as they knocked off the Mississippi State Bulldogs (16-16), 75-55, in Thursday afternoon’s second round SEC Tournament action.
The Tide were led by Dazon Ingram’s 17 points on a perfect 7-7 shooting performance. Ingram was just one of four Crimson Tide in double-figures, as Corban Collins (14), Donta Hall (10), and Avery Johnson Jr (10) all passed the mark. Additionally, Collins, Hall, and Johnson all did it coming off the bench, which was a huge boost for the Crimson Tide. ‘Bama led wire-to-wire, extending its lead as high as 30 with eight minutes to go in the second half.
Tyson Carter led the Bulldogs with 13 points, following up on his 18-point performance against LSU on Wednesday night.
Alabama will face South Carolina Friday afternoon as the Tide looks to advance to its first SEC Tournament semifinal since 2001-2002 when Mark Gottfried led them all the way to the Championship.
For Mississippi State, they’ll take a .500 record into the offseason, pending an NIT or CBI bid. However, the Bulldogs will have to continue to wait for its first trip back to the NCAA Tournament since 2009.