Alabama blows out Mississippi State

Tide set record for largest margin of victory in the SEC Tourney for program.

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 5:19 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2021 5:39 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jaden Shackelford had 13 points, Jahvon Quinerly added 14 off the bench and top-seeded Alabama blew out No. 9 seed Mississippi State 85-48 in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.

The No. 6 Crimson Tide will face the Florida-Tennessee winner in the semifinals.

Playing as the tournament’s team to beat for the first time since 2002, the Crimson Tide followed a couple of small early runs before going on a 17-0 surge over five minutes for a 43-13 cushion just before halftime.

For MSU, Iverson Molinar scored 18 points, Tolu Smith had 11 and Abdul Ado grabbed 11 rebounds.

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