November 19, 2013

Alabama beats Georgia State, sets date with Duke

What looked to be a Battle of the Backcourts in the pregame analysis quickly turned one-sided on Tuesday night.

The University of Alabama guard combo of Trevor Releford and Retin Obasohan thoroughly outplayed Georgia State's duo of R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow, powering the Crimson Tide to a 75-58 win in NIT Tip-Off action at Coleman Coliseum. The win elevated Alabama into the event's semifinals in New York next week, where UA will have a marquee matchup with No. 6 Duke.

Releford scored 19 points, while Obasohan added 18 points, two assists, three blocks and four steals. They also limited Hunter and Harrow - a transfer from Kentucky - to a combined 10 points, nearly 32 points below their season average.

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