NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Alabama kept its NCAA Tournament hopes alive by delivering its biggest come-from-behind victory of the season.
John Petty stuffed in a putback with a minute left to put Alabama ahead for good as the 10th-seeded Crimson Tide rallied from a 16-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 7 seed Mississippi 62-57 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday.
"It's huge for our confidence going forward the rest of this postseason to be able to go out there and get that win as a team tonight," said Alabama's Tevin Mack, who scored 21 points. "We've got to keep that same energy (Friday) and going forward, whatever it is going forward, and just stay together and be the aggressors every time on the court."