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Alabama cruises past Lipscomb for a 86-64 win

Collin Sexton had 22 points and five assists in his Alabama debut to lead the Crimson Tide to an 86-64 win on Tuesday night over Lipscomb.

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 10:10 PM
Updated: Nov 14, 2017 10:50 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Collin Sexton had 22 points and five assists in his Alabama debut to lead the Crimson Tide to an 86-64 win on Tuesday night over Lipscomb. )

The NCAA reinstated Sexton, a Top 10 national recruit, after serving a one-game suspension for rules violations. )

Alabama (2-0) shot an efficient 60 percent from the floor, scoring 50 points in the paint, but shot just 38 percent from the free-throw line. )

Donta Hall was the Crimson Tide's leader down low. The junior scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds, while freshman forward Alex Reese scored four points and had nine rebounds. )

Lipscomb (2-1) kept the contest within single digits for most of the game, but was unable to stop Alabama on the defensive end. )

The Crimson Tide defense held the Bisons' offense to 33 percent shooting, blocking 10 shots and surrendering just 22 points in the paint. )

Garrison Mathews had 15 points and six rebounds for Lipscomb. )

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