Hankerson, Jacobs lead No. 13 Alabama in rout



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Charles Hankerson, Jr. had 16 points and nine rebounds, Nick Jacobs added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Alabama won its 23rd straight home game Wednesday night, beating Alabama A&M 82-45.

Rodney Cooper scored 15 points, Trevor Lacey had 12 points and Levi Randolph 11 for the Crimson Tide (6-0).

Demarquelle Tabb had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Casey Canty had 10 points for Alabama A&M.

After winning the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament, the Crimson Tide (6-0) entered the game sporting one of the nation’s top defenses, holding opponents to 51.8 points a game, 14th best in the nation. The Crimson Tide improved on that against the outclassed Bulldogs (2-2).