TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) There wasn't a lot for the home crowd to cheer for during Alabama's 68-56 victory over the Missouri Tigers on Wednesday night, but Riley Norris did his best to keep the crowd in it with 11 first-half points.
"It doesn't surprise me to see him have a great first half like that," teammate Braxton Key said. "We were just joking around I think we traded roles: I was the slasher at the beginning of the season, now he's taking it to the basket, getting to the free throw line and I'm the 3-point specialist."
Both teams struggled to score in the first half thanks in part to turnovers (11 for Missouri and seven for Alabama (11-6, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) and poor shooting. The Tigers (5-12, 0-5) shot 6 of 20 from the floor in the first half, and Alabama players not named Norris shot 6 of 24 over the same stretch.