TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) ShawnDre' Jones scored 22 points and Richmond pulled away to defeat Alabama 71-64 on Tuesday night in an opening-round game of the NIT.
T.J. Cline added 15 points and De'Monte Buckingham had 14 for the Spiders (20-12), who are seeded sixth in their bracket and face No. 7 Oakland in the second round. Khwan Fore scored 11 points, including a last-second alley-oop dunk after a clinching steal by Buckingham.
That was one of 16 turnovers for the third-seeded Crimson Tide (19-15) that led to 20 Richmond points. Alabama also shot just 37.5 percent (12 of 32) in the second half, going 4 of 14 behind the arc.