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      Alabama rolls to 80-61 win over Mississippi State

      Trevor Releford scored 28 points and Alabama coasted to an 80-61 win over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.

      TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Trevor Releford scored 28 points and Alabama coasted to an 80-61 win over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.

      Releford was 10-of-13 shooting with six 3-pointers for the Crimson Tide (8-8, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which has won a league-high 14 consecutive SEC home games.

      Shannon Hale added 12 points for Alabama, Retin Obasohan had 11 and Rodney Cooper 10.

      Releford was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and is averaging 22 points over the last five games.

      Gavin Ware's 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting led Mississippi State (11-5, 1-2), which was held to a season-low in scoring. Craig Sword scored 12 points.

      The Bulldogs had managed 63 against Kentucky a week earlier.

      Alabama shot 52.6 percent (30 of 57) from the floor.

      It was a dominant performance for the Tide, which led by 12 at halftime after scoring just 58 points in a road loss to Georgia.

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