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Alabama throttles Mississippi State on the road, 75-43

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Alabama's Levi Randolph sparked his team to a 75-43 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night. Alabama's Levi Randolph sparked his team to a 75-43 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Without point guard Trevor Releford, Alabama relied on sophomores Levi Randolph, Rodney Cooper and Nick Jacobs to overpower Mississippi State in a 75-43 win on the road Wednesday night.

Randolph led all scorers with 18 points while Cooper added 17 in the Crimson Tide's second consecutive win in SEC play. Jacobs added a double-double with a 16 point, 11 rebound performance.

Alabama (10-6, 2-1) finished the night shooting 53.4 percent from the field, and 8 of 13 from behind the arch.

The Alabama press forced 21 Mississippi State turnovers, and the Crimson Tide controlled the boards, outrebounding the Bulldogs 35-23.

Fred Thomas led Mississippi State (7-8, 2-1) in scoring, finishing with 10 points in the loss.

Alabama will look to make it three-in-a-row on Saturday when they play host to Texas A&M at Coleman Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m.

Southeastern Conference Standings

TEAMCONF W-LTOTAL W-L
Ole Miss 3-0 14-2
#9 Florida 2-0 12-2
Texas A&M 2-0 12-3
#16 Missouri 2-1 13-3
Arkansas 2-1 11-5
Alabama 2-1 10-6
Mississippi State 2-1 7-8
Kentucky 2-1 11-5
Auburn 2-1 8-8
South Carolina 1-2 11-5
LSU 0-3 9-5
Tennessee 0-3 8-7
Vanderbilt 0-3 6-9
Georgia 0-3 6-10
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