TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Tony Mitchell scored 23 points and
Trevor Releford matched his career-high with 20 to lead Alabama to
a 74-67 win over New Mexico Monday night in the second round of the
National Invitation Tournament.
The Crimson Tide (23-11), mostly known for its defense, made 15
of 20 shots in the second half to roll into the quarterfinals.
Alabama will host Miami on Wednesday night, aiming for its sixth
trip to the NIT final four at Madison Square Garden.
Kendall Williams led New Mexico (22-13) with 18 points,
including a couple of 3-pointers in the final 35 seconds to cut it
to a six-point deficit.
Then Charvez Davis hit one of two free throws with 24 seconds
left to make it a three-possession game and the Lobos missed their
3-point attempt, anyway.
Davis finished with 14 points and hit half of Alabama's six
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