Releford leads Alabama past Oakland 65-45

Releford leads Alabama past Oakland 65-45
January 5, 2013, 6:41 pm
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Oakland head coach George Kampe reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter)

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Trevor Releford scored 18 points to lead Alabama to a 65-45 victory over Oakland on Saturday in its final nonconference game of the regular season.

Levi Randolph added 15 points and Rodney Cooper 11 for the Crimson Tide (8-5), while Moussa Gueye had nine rebounds and Trevor Lacey seven assists.

Alabama came into the game having lost five of its last six games, including three straight at home.

Trailing 10-7, the Crimson Tide went on a 20-6 run. Oakland, which shot only 23.3 percent (7 of 23) from the field in the first half, got to 29-23 at intermission on the strength of 9-of-10 shooting from the line and a 19-16 rebounding edge.

Alabama went on a 29-13 second-half run to extend its lead to 62-40, its largest of the game

Duke Mondy had 11 points and Travis Bader 10 for Oakland (7-10), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.