Alabama rallies late to beat Tennessee 63-57
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Retin Obasohan scored 22 points, Shannon Hale added 20 and Alabama closed on a 16-2 run to beat Tennessee 63-57 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Kevin Punter scored four straight points and the Volunteers had a 53-47 lead with 4:18 to play. Obasohan scored six points during a 10-0 stretch and Hale hit two free throws to give Alabama a 57-55 lead with 1:24 left.
Derek Reese answered with a tip-in shot to tie it with 1:12 to go. Alabama’s Arthur Edwards made a 3-pointer and after a Tennessee miss, Obasohan grabbed the rebound and converted a 3-point play on the other end to seal it.
Riley Norris added six points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds for Alabama (11-8, 2-5 Southeastern Conference).
Punter made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead the Volunteers (10-10, 3-5).