TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mykal Riley scored 22 points and Alabama made 10-of-12 free throws over the final 2:46 to beat Mississippi 76-67 last night.
The Crimson Tide (14-11, 3-7 Southeastern Conference) largely contained Ole Miss stars Dwayne Curtis and Chris Warren, who both
finished the game with four fouls.
The Rebels (17-6, 3-6) cut a 14-point deficit down to four in the final minutes but still fell to 0-5 in SEC road games.
Alonzo Gee had 12 points for Alabama while Richard Hendrix, Hollinger and Mikhail Torrance had 10 apiece. Hendrix, who missed the Tide's loss at Kentucky with a stomach virus, also had eight rebounds and five blocked shots but appeared to be still ailing.
Warren finished with 13 points but made just 5-of-19 shots despite a pair of late 3s. He was coming off a career-high 26-point performance against Arkansas.
Curtis struggled even more, managing just three points and seven boards and playing just 17 minutes because of foul trouble. He didn't score until making a free throw with 3:48 left. Both came in averaging 15-plus points.