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No. 16 Alabama takes down Wichita State

Nov 19, 2011 - 5:20 AM San Juan, PR (Sports Network) - Tony Mitchell scored 26 points while JaMychal Green had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds as the No. 16 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Wichita State Shockers, 70-60, in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Trevor Releford chipped in 15 points for the Crimson Tide (4-0), who will clash with Purdue -- who defeated Temple earlier Friday -- in the Championship Game on Sunday.

Toure' Murry netted 21 points for the Shockers (2-1), who will play Temple in the third-place game on Sunday.

Mitchell netted 10 of his team's first 14 points -- including two highlight- reel dunks -- as the Crimson Tide took a 14-8 lead eight minutes in.

Releford made a pair from the line in the final minute to give Alabama a 31-28 advantage at the break.

After Joe Ragland nailed a trey to give Wichita State a 37-35 lead, the Crimson Tide went on a 12-2 spurt to take a 47-39 advantage with just over 12 minutes remaining in regulation.

The Shockers never got closer than five as Alabama rolled the rest of the way.

Alabama's interior defense blocked 14 shots and held the Shockers to just 34 percent shooting.

Game Notes

Alabama shot 43 percent from the field but connected on just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc...The contest was a rematch of last year's NIT Championship Game in which Wichita State won, 66-57.