Auburn 21 28 49
Alabama 23 32 55
Date of game: 2/29/2012

Recap: Alabama vs. Auburn

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) - JaMychal Green netted 15 points and 10 rebounds in Alabama's 55-49 triumph over Auburn at Coleman Coliseum.

Trevor Lacey had 10 points for the Crimson Tide (20-9, 9-6 SEC), who won their fourth in a row. They'll conclude the regular season on the road against Ole Miss on Saturday.

Kenny Gabriel totaled 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (14-15, 4-11), who have lost three in a row and six of seven. Auburn, which has dropped five straight to Alabama, will conclude its regular season Saturday at home against LSU.

The Crimson Tide won this game despite shooting just 31.1 percent from the field. The big difference was free throws. Alabama was 24-of-32, compared to 5-of-12 for Auburn.

Also, Auburn struggled by going 4-of-21 from three-point range. The Tigers shot 41.7 percent overall, but hit a wall in the first half that completely change the momentum.

A jumper from Adrian Forbes moved the visitors to a 14-10 lead with 10:18 remaining, but Auburn then went cold from the field and Alabama embarked on a 13-0 spurt.

Alabama held just a 23-21 edge at the half, but lost the lead in the second half. The Crimson Tide went ahead for good at 45-43 on a pair of Andrew Steele foul shots with 5:43 left.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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