TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trevor Lacey scored 18 points and had four steals to lead Alabama to a 62-50 win over Tennessee on Saturday.
Trevor Releford finished with 13 points off the bench for the Crimson Tide (17-9, 6-5 Southeastern Conference), who ended Tennessee's four-game win streak. Andrew Steele had 10 points and seven assist.
The game was tied at 32-32 after Jarnell Stokes' three-point play with 17:14 left in the second half. But Alabama answered with a 20-3 run to take control of the contest, claiming a 52-35 lead.
Releford scored nine points during the run for the Crimson Tide, who moved into a tie with Tennessee and LSU for fifth place in the conference.
Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the eighth straight game with 20 points for the Volunteers (14-13, 6-6). Trae Golden had 12 points.
Alabama ended a two-game losing streak.
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