Alabama Blows Out Mississippi State, Despite Trevor Releford Not Playing

By Trevor Lowry
Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide were without their leading scorer in Trevor Releford against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but they still managed to cruise to victory, by the score of 75-43.

If you are the Crimson Tide, you have to feel good about the victory, considering that Releford is averaging 16.3 points per game on the year. Alabama came into this came with a 1-1 record in SEC play, while the Bulldogs were surprisingly undefeated at 2-0. After a blowout victory for ‘Bama, both teams are 2-1 in the conference. Talking about a mathematician.

Although Releford was sidelined with an injury, Alabama will need him against the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kentucky Wildcats. This was a great victory against Mississippi State on the road, but the Bulldogs are 7-8 on the year. You can say that Kentucky is just a little bit better than that, despite being rather disappointing so far this season.

Texas A&M is also having a good season and just got done doing work against the Wildcats. Elston Turner would agree with that, since he scored 40 points against Kentucky just the other night.

The other Trevor, Trevor Lacey, did a great job filling in for Releford at the point guard position, with 11 points and six assists. Alabama definitely has a talented enough team to compete in the SEC, despite the six losses on the year already.

This team could really use a big win over the Aggies in their next game and that contest will be played at home for the Crimson Tide. Hopefully, Mr. Releford will be back, since he is the leading scorer and all and is a huge part of Alabama’s offense.


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