Mitchell leads Alabama past Jackson State 86-69

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Tony Mitchell scored 23 points
to lead four Alabama players in double figures as the Crimson Tide
gave first-year coach Anthony Grant his first victory, 86-69 over
Jackson State on Tuesday night.

Ahead 40-35 at halftime, Alabama (1-1) opened the second half
with a 21-8 spurt to lead 61-43 with 12:17 left.

Charvez Davis had 16 points for the Crimson Tide and JaMychal
Green and Mikhail Torrance each scored 13 points.

Garrison Johnson scored 29 points for Jackson State (0-2).

Alabama used a 12-4 run to lead 26-18 with 9:26 left in the
first half. Jackson State cut the lead to 37-35 on a Johnson
3-pointer with 1:34 remaining in the half.

Crimson Tide senior guard Anthony Brock, who started and scored
15 points and made seven steals in Alabama's season-opening loss to
Cornell, was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules
prior to the game.