NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Alabama outscored Ole Miss, 38-19, in the second half of Thursday night’s Southeastern Conference Tournament game to advance past the Rebels by a final score of 62-57. With the win, the Crimson Tide improves to 18-14 overall, while the loss put Ole Miss at 20-12.
Junior Tevin Mack led all scorers in the game with 21 points, while senior Donta Hall finished with a game-best 15 rebounds. Freshman Kira Lewis Jr. and sophomore Galin Smith also notched double-figure points in the game with 13 and 11, respectively.
As a team, Alabama dominated the boards, outrebounding the Rebels, 50-30, and shot 40.7 percent for the game from the floor.
Next up, the Tide will face the No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats in Friday’s quarterfinals. The game is set to tip at 6 p.m. CT in Bridgestone Arena and will air on the SEC Network.