STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Levi Randolph scored 18 points, Rodney Cooper added 17 and Alabama coasted to a 75-43 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.
Alabama (10-6, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) opened the second half with five consecutive 3-pointers - including the first three from Trevor Lacey - to push a 30-22 halftime lead into an insurmountable 45-22 advantage. It was part of a 21-0 run dating back to the first half.
The Crimson Tide made 8 of 13 shots (61.5 percent) from 3-point range and 31 of 58 (53.4 percent) from the field overall. Nick Jacobs added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Mississippi State (7-8, 2-1) had its three-game winning streak snapped. Fred Thomas led the Bulldogs with 10 points while Craig Sword added nine. The Bulldogs were outrebounded 35-23 and committed 21 turnovers.
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