Scores

Final

Pepperdine 66

(7-4, 3-3 away)

Alabama State 58

(1-10, 1-1 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 19, 2012

    Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    PEPP 30 3666
    ALST 21 3758

    Top Performers

    Pepperdine: J. Raines 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl

    Alabama St: J. Freelove 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    Pepperdine 66, Alabama St. 58

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jett Raines posted 11 points and a career-high eight rebounds as Pepperdine defeated Alabama State 66-58 Wednesday in the opening round of the Tulane Classic.

    Stacy Davis and Jorne Jackson also had 11 points while Jordan Baker chipped in 10. Raines, a freshman, made all four of his shots from the field and all three free throw attempts.

    Alabama State (1-10) took its first lead of the game, 12-11, following a Joshua Freelove 3-pointer. But Pepperdine retook the lead behind an 11-4 run. Raines capped the spurt with a three-point play as Pepperdine (7-4) led 23-15 and took a 30-21 advantage into halftime.

    The Hornets cut the deficit to 50-44 with 5:13 left to play, but Baker made a free throw and a 3-pointer and Davis hit a jumper to help Pepperdine pull away.

    Pepperdine shot a season-high 53.8 percent (21 of 39).

    Freelove led Alabama State with 14 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PEPP
    ALST
    Points 66 58
    FG Made-Attempted 21-39 (.538) 18-47 (.383)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 1

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