NIT ACCtion: Hurricanes' NIT Run Ends vs. Alabama, 79-64

March 24, 2011

Hurricanes' NIT Run Ends vs. Alabama, 79-64

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Freshman guard Trevor Releford scored 22 points to lead Alabama to a 79-64 victory over Miami in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Wednesday night.

The Crimson Tide will play Colorado in the semifinals in Madison Square Garden on March 29. Green and Mitchell both had nine rebounds for Alabama.

Durand Scott had 19 points, Reggie Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds and DeQuan Jones added 12 points for Miami (21-15).

Alabama led by as many as 14 points in the first half, then withstood a Miami rally early in the second half before pulling away to the victory.