published Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Alabama edges Robert Morris in 64-56 comeback win

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    Alabama's Trevor Releford (12) takes a shot against Robert Morris during their NCAA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Trevor Releford scored 18 points while Retin Obasohan had 12 points and seven assists to lead Alabama to a come-from-behind 64-56 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday.

Trailing 30-24, Alabama (6-7) went on a 16-2 run to go in front 40-32 when Obasohan made a 3-point shot at the 11:01 mark. Releford triggered the run with seven straight points, canning a 3-point shot to give the Crimson Tide its first lead of the game, 31-30, then making a lay-up and stealing the ball and scoring on another lay-up to extend the lead to 35-30.

Alabama enjoyed its largest lead, 61-51, with 33 seconds remaining in the game, snapping a three-game losing streak with the win before starting SEC play.

Karvel Anderson contributed 16 points and five rebounds for Robert Morris (5-10), while Lucky Jones had 14 points and seven rebounds.

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