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Releford's late 3, 26 points lift Alabama to 67-64 win over Mississippi

  • Alabama forward Shannon Hale, left, shoots over Mississippi forward Sebastian Saiz during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

    Alabama forward Shannon Hale, left, shoots over Mississippi forward Sebastian Saiz during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy watches from the bench during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

    Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy watches from the bench during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama guard Trevor Releford (12) defends Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

    Alabama guard Trevor Releford (12) defends Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

Trevor Releford made a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 0.6 seconds left to lift Alabama to a 67-64 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night.

Releford scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half before delivering the final shot that helped snap a four-game losing streak for the Crimson Tide (10-14, 4-7 Southeastern Conference).

He accounted for 14 of Alabama's 16 points over the final 5 minutes with an assist on the other basket.

Jarvis Summers had tied the game on two free throws with 13 seconds left for the Rebels (16-8, 7-4). Then Releford brought the ball across midcourt, passed once and got it right back.

He fired the ball over Ole Miss' sharpshooter Marshall Henderson to deliver the win for a team that had dropped six of its last seven games.

Nick Jacobs added 18 points and eight rebounds for Alabama while Shannon Hale scored 15. Releford made 8 of 9 free throws.

Henderson led Ole Miss with 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting from 3-point range after scoring 29 and hitting eight 3s in a win over Missouri. He missed his only attempt from inside the 3-point line.

Anthony Perez added 13 points and LaDarius White had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Releford's two free throws with 1:11 left put Alabama up 64-58. Then Aaron Jones made 1 of 2 free throws and Perez saved an offensive rebound out to Henderson, who drilled a 3-pointer over Retin Obasohan.

Then Hale missed a 3-pointer and Ole Miss, down by two points, called a timeout with 17 seconds remaining to set up a play.

Releford fouled Summers, who made both but finished with nine points on 2-of-9 shooting.

The Alabama guard, who had 25 points in a loss at No. 3 Florida, took over from there.