Green leads No. 13 Alabama past VCU 72-64



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — JaMychal Green scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and had 14 rebounds to lead No. 13 Alabama to a 72-64 victory over VCU on Sunday night.

Green had missed the previous game with a hip bruise but helped the Crimson Tide move to 7-0 for the first time since 2006-07 against coach Anthony Grant’s former team.

The Tide trailed VCU (3-3) by as many as six points in the second half but closed the game on a 12-5 run and allowed only one basket over the final 4 minutes.

Tony Mitchell scored 13 points for Alabama despite playing on a sprained right ankle.

Bradford Burgess hit three 3-pointers in the second half and scored 18 points to lead VCU, which also got 10 points from Rob Brandenburg and Juvonte Reddic.

Grant led VCU to 76 wins from 2006-09 before taking over Alabama.