Alabama beats Arkansas 69-56, earns SEC West tie

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Sophomore Tony Mitchell had a
career-high 27 points, Trevor Releford had 17 points and JaMychal
Green 16 points to lead Alabama to a 69-56 victory over Arkansas on
Saturday night.

Mitchell and Green added nine rebounds each and Releford had
four assists as the Crimson Tide (18-8, 10-2) clinched at least a
share of the Southeastern Conference's West Division championship.

Rotnei Clarke scored 21 points for Arkansas (16-10, 5-7), which
won 70-65 at home in the teams' first meeting on Jan. 15.

Alabama remains unbeaten at home (14-0) and has won 13 of its
last 15 games.

With the score tied 51-51 and 8:15 remaining, Alabama went on a
12-3 run to bolt to a 63-54 lead on a dunk by Green with 2:50 to
go.

In an evenly played first half that had six ties and seven lead
changes, Mitchell's layup at the buzzer tied it 31-31 at
intermission.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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