Nov 18, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide players react to going over 100 points during the second half against the Stillman Tigers at Coleman Coliseum. The Crimson Tide won 102-65. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Basketball: Tide Reaches The Century Mark, Cruises Past Stillman

The Alabama Crimson Tide (2-1) basketball team took care of cross-town foe Stillman College in high-scoring fashion on Monday night.

For the first time in recent memory the Tide reached the century mark cruising to a 102-65 victory over the Tigers.

Anthony Grant’s team played a balanced game scoring 52 points in the first half and 50 in the second. Junior guard Levi Randolph led all scorers with 17 points in only his third game after returning from a pre-season knee injury.

Alabama also placed five other scorers in double figures including three players off the bench. In all, every Alabama player to check into the game scored, including senior Isiah Wilson who scored his only point from the free throw line. Junior Carl Engstrom also had a solid night finishing with 11 points and 8 rebounds off the bench.

Daniel Bryant led the way for the Tigers on offense. He finished with 17 points on 6-18 shooting, including 5-15 from 3-point range.

The Tide shot 58.7% from the field and held Stillman to just 35.8% on the night. Alabama out-rebounded the Tigers 44-33 and forced 22 turnovers on the defensive side of the ball.

With the win, Alabama advances to play Georgia State on Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum in the South Region Championship of the NIT Season Tip-off Tournament. The winner will advance to play the East Region Champion at New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 27. Duke defeated UNC Asheville and will play the winner of Norfolk State and East Carolina in the East Region Championship.

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