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Alabama 78, South Dakota State 65

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Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Freshman Noah Clowney's breakout game - 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a steal - helped No. 11 Alabama recover from blowing a 20-point lead and beat South Dakota State 78-65.

Clowney shot 8 of 17, including 5 of 12 on 3s, in his highest-scoring game of the season.

Alabama (7-1) led 37-17 with 6 1/2 minutes left in the first half. South Dakota State (3-6) rallied to go ahead 51-50 on Alex Arians' 3-pointer with 11 1/2 minutes remaining.

Nimari Burnett's foul shot a minute later put the Crimson Tide ahead for good at 54-53. Alabama used a 9-0 run to pull away.

Mark Sears scored 19 points and Brandon Miller had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Crimson Tide

Alabama made 14 of its first 26 shots to build a big lead.

Charlie Easley and Arians each scored 17 points for the Jackrabbits. Zeke Mayo added 12 points and Matt Dentlinger contributed nine rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Sears continues to be a force at home for Alabama. In Alabama's last three home games - wins over Liberty, Jacksonville State and South Dakota State - he has scored 22, 18 and 19 points, making at least three 3-pointers in all three games. Alabama's next home game comes against a Memphis team that already has two wins over SEC competition.

December 3, 2022


South Dakota State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Dentlinger F 34 1-6 0-0 0-1 2-9 0 0 0 3 5 2
W. Kyle III F 30 4-13 0-0 0-0 1-6 5 2 0 4 3 8
A. Arians G 38 6-11 3-5 2-4 1-6 1 0 2 1 2 17
Z. Mayo G 36 5-15 2-3 0-6 0-7 0 0 1 1 0 12
C. Easley G 22 7-10 0-0 3-5 0-1 2 0 1 0 3 17
M. Mims   22 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-2 0 0 1 1 1 3
M. Mors   8 2-3 0-0 0-1 1-1 1 0 0 1 1 4
T. Te Slaa   7 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 2
B. Lien   3 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Totals   200 26-61
(.426)
7-11
(.636)
6-20
(.300)
8-37 9 3 6 11 16 65


Alabama
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Miller F 33 5-11 3-4 3-8 2-9 1 0 1 3 2 16
N. Clowney F 29 8-17 1-3 5-12 2-9 4 0 1 2 3 22
C. Bediako C 26 2-4 0-0 0-0 3-6 1 5 0 0 1 4
M. Sears G 31 6-11 3-3 4-7 0-1 3 0 1 0 0 19
N. Burnett G 19 3-10 3-3 0-6 2-2 2 0 1 1 2 9
J. Quinerly   21 0-4 0-0 0-4 1-5 7 0 0 1 2 0
J. Bradley   18 1-5 1-2 0-0 1-3 2 0 1 1 0 3
R. Griffen   9 1-4 0-0 1-3 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 3
D. Miles   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
N. Gurley   5 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-5 0 0 0 0 3 2
N. Pringle   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 27-68
(.397)
11-15
(.733)
13-40
(.325)
15-45 20 5 5 10 14 78
Officials: Terry Oglesby, K.B. Burdett, Olandis Poole




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