Unbeaten Alabama rolled to its fourth straight Southeastern Conference victory Monday night. The fourthranked Crimson Tide, playing its fourth game in eight days, battled from behind twice as forward Reggie King and center Rickey Brown combined for 52 points in a 10188 victory over Mississippi.
"We're doing a magnificent job of keeping an edge and being consistent," coach C. M. Newton said. "But we've been consistent in getting behind. We went out there in a zone press on Ole Miss from the beginning and we got ourselves in a hole."
The Tide, now 130, went ahead, 3231, on Brown's 18foot jumper and led, 4441, at the half, but the Rebels battled back in the second half and took the lead at 7271 on a jumper by freshman Tom Warda with 10:03 remaining.
King, a 66, 225pound forward, sent Alabama back into the lead seconds later with a tipin and the Tide slowly began to pull away.
King sank 14 of 21 shots from the floor, three of four from the freethrow line for a total of 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and Brown, a center, had 21 points. Freshmen guards Robert Scott and Kent Looney had 18 and 13 points, respectively.
The Ole Miss attack was paced by John Billips' 24 points and Walter Actwood's 21.
Sidney Moncrief hit 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Arkansas, now 111, to a 6053 Southwest Conference victory over Texas Tech.It was the second time in seven days Arkansas had beaten Texas Tech and the first time ever that the Razorbacks had defeated the Red Raiders twice in one season.
Olympian Ernie Grunfeld converted two threepoints plays at the start of the second half to break open a tight Southeastern Conference game and send Tennessee on its way to a 9282 win over Florida.
Bernard King led the Vols with 31 points, while Grunfeld had 2. Reggie Johnson 15 and Mike Jackson 13. Bob Smlyth had 21 points, Richard Glasper 19 and Al Bonner 17 for the Gators, who fell to 93 overall and 22 in league play.
Duke defeated Lafayette, 9377; Auburn routed Georgia, 9571; Memphis State dumped Tulane 7864; Missouri downed San Diego State, 8469; Texas beat Texas A&M, 9773, and SMU whipped Rice, 7261.