Tide Wins in Hawaii

By: AP
By: AP

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Alonzo Gee had 19 points and eight
rebounds to lead Alabama to a 58-48 victory over Saint Joseph's on
Wednesday in the fifth-place game of the EA Sports Maui
Invitational.

The Crimson Tide (3-2) finished with a 37-23 rebound advantage
and outscored the Hawks 38-18 in the paint.

Tasheed Carr matched his career high with 23 points for the
Hawks (2-3), who opened the tournament with a 68-50 loss to No. 6
Texas.

Alabama, which lost 92-69 to Oregon in the first round, closed
the first half on a 10-0 run and scored the first basket of the
second half for a 31-18 lead, its biggest of the game.

Saint Joseph's, which opened the game missing nine of its first
12 shots, got as close as 43-39 on a 3 by Carr with 8:24 to go, but
Gee scored on a tip-in and Yamene Coleman followed with a basket
down low.

Both schools were making their first appearance in the
tournament.


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