Scores

Final

Ole Miss 63

(12-13, 3-11 SEC)

Alabama 86

(16-9, 6-8 SEC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 2, 2003

    Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    1 2 T
    MISS 31 3263
    ALA 40 4686

    Winston, Pettway both have career nights for Tide

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Kennedy Winston scored 20 points and Antoine Pettway had 19 -- both career-highs -- to lead Alabama to an 86-63 win over Mississippi on Sunday.

    The Crimson Tide (16-9, 6-8 Southeastern Conference) shot 59 percent and had four players get at least 16 points to hand the Rebels (12-13, 3-11) their ninth straight loss.

    Erwin Dudley had 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting and collected 10 rebounds while Mo Williams had 16 points and seven assists as the Tide starters kept piling it on until the end.

    Pettway hit 4-of-6 3-pointers to match his previous top scoring performance set two years ago against Ole Miss.

    Justin Reed led Ole Miss with 20 points and Aaron Harper had 13 for Ole Miss. Derrick Allen added 11 points.

    The Rebels had pounded Alabama 76-57 on Jan. 21, but gave up 80-plus points for the third straight game.

    Alabama has won the last five meetings against Ole Miss in Coleman Coliseum by an average of 19 points. The Tide had 18 assists and committed only nine turnovers while forcing 17.

    The Tide hit 16-of-23 shots in the second half, including 5-of-10 3-pointers.

    Ole Miss was outscored 19-5 after cutting its deficit to nine points with 5:11 left on three straight 3-pointers. Alabama hit 7-of-9 free throws after that and scored the final six points to close with its biggest margin.

    The Tide scored 13 straight points to build a 40-25 advantage with 3:24 left in the first half, then gave part of the lead back. The Rebels, who had gone more than five minutes without scoring, got the final six points of the half to cut it to 40-31.

    Reed accounted for the Rebels' first nine points and 12 of 17 but didn't score over the final 13 minutes.

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