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Rewinding Alabama’s 65-55 road win over South Alabama

No. 18 Alabama led throughout in its first road game of the year, rolling past South Alabama 65-55 on Tuesday night at the Mitchell Center in Mobile.

Freshman Brandon Miller scored 19 points for the Crimson Tide, which is now 3-0. Isaiah Moore scored a game-high 20 to lead the Jaguars, who fall to 1-2.

Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly saw his first action of the season, going scoreless in four minutes off the bench in the second half. Quinerly had not played since suffering a knee injury in the Crimson Tide’s season-ending loss in last March’s NCAA tournament.

Check below for updates from the game. Also stay tuned to al.com/alabamabasketball for full postgame coverage.

SECOND HALF

Final score: Alabama 65, South Alabama 55.

South Alabama’s Greg Parham with a runner in the lane to make it 62-53 with 50 seconds remaining, first time Jaguars have been within single digits since the 14:50 mark. Alabama has not trailed tonight.

• Inside two minutes now, Alabama leads 62-51. South Alabama has been unable to cut into the lead in the last 3 minutes or so.

South Alabama back within 13 at 62-49, 3:09 left. Isaiah Moore has 18 points for the Jaguars. Brandon Miller has 19 for Alabama, which has led throughout.

South Alabama has scored six straight to cut Alabama’s lead to 59-45, so Nate Oats calls timeout.

Jahvon Quinerly checks in for Alabama with 7:47 left. First time he’s played since injuring his knee in the NCAA tournament last March.

Alabama up 20 at 58-38 with 7:58 to play. Charles Bediako will try for the and-1 after the timeout.

Alabama on a 12-2 run to take its largest lead of the night at 53-34, 10:57 to play. Brandon Miller has a game-high 16 points for the Crimson Tide.

South Alabama’s Owen White hit a 3-pointer to cut Alabama’s lead to 41-32, but Alabama’s Jaden Bradley answered with one of his own and the Crimson Tide is back up 44-32 with 14:17 left.

Official attendance at the Mitchell Center tonight: 7,673.

Alabama leads 41-27 with 15:54 left. Noah Clowney approaching a double-double for the Crimson Tide with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

South Alabama calls timeout after Bediako lays one in to put Alabama up 39-24, 17:36 left.

• Nimari Burnett with a 3-pointer and then two free throws to give Alabama its biggest lead of the night at 37-24, 18:05/2H.

• Back under way in Mobile. Alabama leads 32-22. Charles Bediako back in for Alabama after playing just 3 minutes in the first half due to foul trouble.

FIRST HALF

Alabama leads South Alabama 32-22 at the half. Crimson Tide with 34 rebounds, 15 on offense. Jaguars 1-for-10 on 3-pointers. Alabama’s Brandon Miller leads all scorers with 11. Isaiah Moore has 10 for South Alabama.

Alabama’s Noah Gurley picks up his 2nd foul late in the half. South Alabama’s Kevin Samuel makes one of two free throws, so Tide leads 29-22, 1:12 left in the half.

Alabama shooting 30.3%, South Alabama 30%. Crimson Tide dominating on the glass 31-16, including 14-6 on the offensive end. Alabama leads 28-19, 2:41 remaining in the half.

Alabama leads 28-17, 3:34 left in the half. Noah Gurley just hit a 3 for the Tide, his first of the night.

Alabama leads 22-13 with 6:36 left in the half. The Crimson Tide has beyondbounded South Alabama 26-11, mostly with Charles Bediako on the bench. Brandon Miller has 10 points for the Tide.

South Alabama briefly gets back on it on Owen White’s 3-pointer, but Alabama scores six straight to go up 20-9 with 8:07 left in the half. Jaguars’ Kevin Samuel was called for goal-tending, then Ryan Griffen converted a steal and lay-up.

Alabama leads South Alabama 12-6 at the under-12 timeout. Neither team shooting even 25%, but Crimson Tide leads the rebounding battle 18-5. Freshman Brandon Miller with 8 for Alabama.

Miller and Sears with back-to-back 3s for Alabama, which leads 12-4 at the under-16 timeout. Crimson Tide dominating on the glass so far, with a 9-1 rebounding advantage.

Alabama’s Charles Bediako picks up his 2nd foul at the 17:05 mark, so Nick Pringle checks in. Crimson Tide leads South Alabama 6-2 early.

Alabama’s size advantage really showing up early. Crimson Tide with a 6-0 rebounding edge in the first two-plus minutes. Alabama 4, South Alabama 0, 17:56/1H

• Alabama’s Brandon Miller hits a 3 for the game’s first points. Missed his first attempt, but got a long offensive rebounds. Alabama up 3-0 early.

PRE-GAME

Alabama starters: Mark Sears, Nimari Burnett, Noah Clowney, Brandon Miller, Charles Bediako

South Alabama starters: Tyrell Jones, Greg Parham, Isaiah Moore, Owen White, Kevin Samuel

• Looking like an excellent crowd tonight, considering the late mid-week tip. Not sure we’ll approach the Mitchell Center record 10,068 that was here for Auburn in 2019, but should get close.

• Should be an interesting battle tonight between a pair of true 7-footers: Alabama’s Charles Bediako and South Alabama’s Kevin Samuel. Bediako was a Freshman All-SEC pick last year, while Samuel was ASUN Defensive Player of the Year at Florida Gulf Coast.

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