Tide Drops 5th Straight to Dogs

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Phil Turner scored 17 points and
blocked three shots to lead Mississippi State to an 83-74 victory
over Alabama on Wednesday night.

MSU (12-5, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) shot 66.7 percent from
the field in the second half (16 of 24) to erase a three-point
halftime deficit and win its 10th conference home-opener in 11

Alabama (11-5, 1-1) led 36-33 at halftime, but the Bulldogs
opened the second half on a 13-5 run and the Tide never regained
the lead.

Dee Bost and Barry Stewart added 13 points each for the
Bulldogs, while Jarvis Varnado chipped in 11.

Mikhail Torrance scored 20 points to lead the Tide. Alonzo Gee
added 15 points, Senario Hillman had 12, and Jamychal Green chipped
in 11.