Alabama Downs Mississippi State 64-56 - Match Report

Alabama got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Rodney Cooper en route to a 64-56 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum.

Alabama earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 15-point spread.

Alabama got 17 points from Trevor Releford and another 11 points from Trevor Lacey. Trevor Releford contributed 5 assists, while Rodney Cooper cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Mississippi State got 15 points from Jalen Steele in a losing cause and another 14 points from Colin Borchert. Fred Thomas contributed 2 assists for them, while Colin Borchert had 9 rebounds.

Alabama led at halftime, 31-20.

Mississippi State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-31.