Alabama defeats Tennessee State 75-66

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alonzo Gee scored 24 points and Alabama
defeated Tennessee State 75-66 on Wednesday night.

It was the fifth-straight game that Gee led the Crimson Tide
(6-3) in scoring.

Yamene Coleman added 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and
Ronald Steele scored 13 points for Alabama.

For Tennessee State (3-6) Gerald Robinson had 15 points, Darius
Cox scored 14 and Parker Smith added 10.

After falling behind 4-2 early, Alabama led the rest of the way.
The Crimson Tide took their biggest lead of the game with 1:30 left
in the first half as Coleman hit a jump hook for a 39-17 advantage.

With 12:46 left to play, Tennessee State brought the score to
54-40 on a layup by Robinson, but that was as close as the Tigers
would get as Alabama responded with five unanswered points to push
the lead to 54-50 with 9:49 remaining.