Alabama rallies to defeat North Florida 73-51

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)—Freshman Tony Mitchell scored 17 points and Mikhail Torrance added 15 to lead Alabama to a 73-51 victory over North Florida on Wednesday night.

Mitchell, who also had seven rebounds, left the game with 9:25 to go because of a swollen left knee. He hit the floor hard after going up for a rebound and is day-to-day.

North Florida (1-5) led 31-30 at halftime and 35-34 with 17:56 to go.

Alabama (5-2) used a 35-11 run to pull away and held the Ospreys without a field goal for the final 4:03.

The Crimson Tide hit a season-high nine 3-pointers—going 9-for-20 from long range—and made five of their first 11.

North Florida, which entered the game with the third-best 3-point shooting percentage (48.4 percent) behind Iowa State and Kansas, was 4-for-14 from beyond the arc (28.6 percent).

Andy Diaz had 14 points and Stan Januska added 13 for North Florida.

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 North Florida
Andy Diaz Andy Diaz
6-12,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
Tony Mitchell Tony Mitchell
7-9,  17 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

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