NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dazon Ingram scored 17 points, Corbin Collins added 14 and No. 5 seed Alabama shot well throughout to roll past No. 12 seed Mississippi State 75-55 on Thursday in the SEC tournament.
The Crimson Tide had it easy in its tournament opener, leading by as many as 30 with eight minutes remaining against a Bulldogs squad playing its second SEC contest in 24 hours. Alabama's sharpness in many facets created that clear path as it made 25-of-53 from the field (47 percent) and committed just nine turnovers.
Ingram made all seven field goal attempts including a 3-pointer, while Collins made 4-of-6 from long range. Reserves Donte Hall and Avery Johnson Jr. each added 10 points for Alabama, which moves on to a Friday quarterfinal against No. 4 seed South Carolina.
Tyson Carter had 13 points for the Bulldogs, whose consolation was winning the rebounding battle (38-36) and paint points (40-32).
UP NEXT: Alabama faces No. 4 seed South Carolina in the quarterfinals on SEC Network. Tipoff is set for 25 minutes after the conclusion of Game 7, which starts at 1 pm ET.