Edit- added box score (bobbyjack)
It is amazing what hitting outside shots can do for a team that does not have an all SEC caliber point guard. Brock's bombs seemed to open things up for Gee & Co. to move around with the ball to either hit chip shots or allow their teammates to get put back points. Bama shot very well from the foul line, Ole Miss went cold outside the arc until the game was virtually over, and the officials did not give the home team any edge at all. In fact the last 14 minutes of the game looked more like an Ali-Frazier fight than a college basketball game, but I'll take the W and be glad to have it.
Ole Miss is not the best team in the conference, but Bama has had trouble winning there for as long as I can remember. I would rather have broken the conference road losing streak in Starkville, Nashville or api, but again a road win is a road win.
Congratulations to Coach Pearson. He does not seem to suffer from his mentor's insistence that the starting five players average 38 1/2 minutes per game. He stayed with the hot players and their teammates were more than happy to feed them the ball. Congratulations also to the team. They have continued to improve both their effort and their execution. It's fun to see bodies flying around and rolling on the floor chasing loose balls.
Work will keep me from attending Senior Night. I hope everyone who can will show up to help our team beat that west Georgia team known as api. Maybe Greg Cage can score a dunk against them like Jason Reese did a few years ago.