Dazon Ingram scored a season-high 22 points and Braxton Key added 19 to lead Alabama to a 70-55 victory over Ole Miss Wednesday night.
The Crimson Tide (17-12, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) rebounded from two close losses to cool off the Rebels (18-12, 9-8). Ole Miss had been averaging 86.6 points over its last five games, making a late push toward earning an NCAA Tournament bid.
Ingram was 9 of 10 from the floor with a pair of 3-pointers. Key made 7 of 11 shots and also had seven rebounds and five assists.
Bola Olaniyan had 10 rebounds for the Tide.
Breein Tyree led Ole Miss with 14 points. Terence Davis had 10 of his 12 points in the second half. Sebastian Saiz had 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting and also collected nine rebounds.
Coming off a 28-point effort against Missouri, Deandre Burnett was held to two points and missed all seven of his attempts from the floor.
Ole Miss cut a 13-point deficit to 54-49 on Tyree’s 3-pointer with 7:39 left. Ingram answered with a 3 from the left corner and the Rebels didn’t come as close again, failing to make a shot over the final 3:35.
They missed nine of their last 10 shots after ending the first half similarly cold.
It was the final regular season home game for Alabama senior forwards Jimmie Taylor and Olaniyhan. Shannon Hale is also a senior but is on indefinite suspension.
Ole Miss closes the regular season at home against South Carolina Saturday night. Alabama visits Tennessee Saturday in its own regular season finale.