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NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee vs. Alabama
(Friday, March 15th)
Final Score: Alabama 58, Tennessee 48
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Levi Randolph had 15 points in Alabama's much-needed 58-48 win over Tennessee in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
Trevor Releford added 14 points for the Crimson Tide (21-11), who had dropped three of their final four regular-season game prior to the conference tournament.
Alabama will play top-seeded Florida in Saturday's semifinals.
Josh Richardson netted 16 points for the Volunteers (20-12), who had won nine of their last 10 contests coming in.
Tennessee, which shot just 32.1 percent (18-of-56) from the floor, will be sweating out a possible NCAA Tournament bid until Sunday.
Vols leading scorer Jordan McRae, who had just nine points and was saddled with foul trouble, pulled Tennessee within 44-41 after hitting a 3-pointer with 12:15 to play.
Alabama, though, scored the next six as Retin Obasohan made a pair of foul shots and Nick Jacobs recorded back-to-back buckets for a 50-41 Alabama margin with 9:03 left and the Vols never got closer than four the rest of the way.
Earlier, Releford nailed a trey with four seconds left in the opening half to give the Crimson Tide a 31-27 cushion heading into the break.
03/15 17:55:47 ET