Alabama romps past Mississippi State 67-50

JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer Published:

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Levi Randolph scored a career-high 18 points and Alabama welcomed JaMychal Green back from suspension with a dominant second half in Saturday's 67-50 win over reeling Mississippi State.

The Crimson Tide (19-9, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) has won six of eight games and weathered a storm of off-the-court troubles. Green, one of four players to serve a suspension the past couple of weeks, returned after four games to score nine points.

The Bulldogs (19-10, 6-8) have lost five straight and are left trying to salvage their NCAA tournament hopes.

This one was tied at halftime before Alabama dominated the second half 42-25. The Tide shot 64 percent (16 of 25) after the half and made 5 of 7 3-pointers (71.4 percent).

Trevor Releford came off the bench for only the second time this season and had 10 points.

Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney had 14 points apiece for Mississippi State.