TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Rodney Cooper scored a game-high 23 points and Levi Randolph chipped in with 10 points and five assists to lead Alabama to a 65-53 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday night.


It was a closely contested game until, with the score tied at 43-43 with 13:50 left, the Crimson Tide outscored the Golden Eagles 22-10 to win going away.


The final score matched Alabama's largest lead of the game.


Tennessee Tech (5-3) scored the first six points of the game and built a 25-12 lead on a three-point shot by Torrance Rowe at the 8:30 mark. The Crimson Tide (6-2) responded with a 25-11 run to take a 37-36 lead at the half.


Dwan Caldwell scored 13 points and Torrance Rowe 10 for the Golden Eagles.


Cooper had 13 for the Crimson Tide.