Green leads Alabama past Auburn 68-50

By John Zenor

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 7 2012 9:15 p.m. MST

Alabama's Trevor Releford pressures Auburn's Varez Ward in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Auburn, Ala., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

The Birmingham News, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT, Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. — JaMychal Green scored 19 points and Trevor Releford added 15, leading Alabama to a 68-50 victory over rival Auburn on Tuesday night.

The Crimson Tide (16-7, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) won its third straight since a four-game losing streak, and this time did it without suspended star Tony Mitchell.

Alabama used a 19-6 run to build a 19-point lead by the midpoint of the second half and coasted to its fourth consecutive win in the rivalry.

Green made 8 of 13 shots, including his second 3-pointer of the season. Releford capitalized on three first-half technical fouls against Auburn and was 9 of 10 from the free throw line.

He had six turnovers and five steals.

Charles Hankerson scored 14 points for the Tide and made 3 of 5 from 3-point range. He came in averaging 3.4 points.

Frankie Sullivan led Auburn with 21 points, 17 in the second half.

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