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Crimson Tide rolls Georgia State, advances to NIT preseason tourney semis in NYC

Georgia State played close early on, but Alabama pulled away, never letting go of the lead and winning 75-58 in the NIT season tip-off tournament. Georgia State played close early on, but Alabama pulled away, never letting go of the lead and winning 75-58 in the NIT season tip-off tournament.

TUSCALOOSA, AL (RNN) - Georgia State played close early on, but Alabama pulled away and won 75-58.

With the win, the Crimson Tide (3-1) will face No. 6 Duke in the semifinals of the NIT preseason tournament in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

The score was 19-19 in the middle of the first half - but Alabama pulled away and eventually led by 19 during the game. The Tide never let the Georgia State Panthers (2-2) back in front in the second half and won by 17 points.

Senior guard Trevor Releford had 19 points and six rebounds in the game for Alabama. Georgia State's highest scorer came off the bench  guard Rashaad Richardson scored 16 points for the Panthers.

The Crimson Tide's next game will be in the NIT preseason semifinals against the Duke Blue Devils on Nov. 27.

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