Pusica, Northeastern top Alabama 68-52 - 11/15/2018 3:16:05 PM

Rex Christensen
November 18, 2018

Alabama last played Wichita State during the 2015-16 season, upsetting the Shockers 64-60 during the AdvoCare Invitational in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It will try to avoid going 0-for-Charleston against Appalachian State.

After the Charleston Class, Alabama will return home to take on Murray State on November 26 at 7 p.m. CT. Marshall was a former assistant who accepted the Cougars head coaching job in 2007 before returning to his old job at Winthrop a day later.

Edwards was relentless, pushing the pace while leading Purdue to its second win by 20 or more points in the tournament.

WICHITA ST. (1-2) - McDuffie 7-19 1-2 18, Echenique 1-3 2-4 4, Dennis 2-5 0-0 5, Haynes-Jones 6-14 0-0 15, Burton 0-4 0-0 0, Udeze 1-2 0-0 2, Midtgaard 0-0 0-0 0, Stevenson 2-14 2-2 7, Torres 1-4 0-0 2.

Alabama basketball's ice-cold shooting Thursday provided the wakeup call the Crimson Tide needed as it regrouped to blow out Ball State 79-61 Friday.

Northeastern of the Colonial Athletic Association built a double-digit lead by halftime and was rarely pressured by the Crimson Tide (2-1).

Playing its second game in Charleston, S.C.as part of the Charleston Classic, Alabama looked more at home, sinking a season-high 51 percent of its shots.

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On Thursday against Ball State, Virginia Tech broke a 24-all tie with a 19-5 charge the final seven minutes of the half.

Virginia Tech will play the victor of the next game, Alabama vs. Northeastern, in Friday's semifinals.

Tayler Persons led Ball State (1-2) with 21 points.

Northeastern will play Davidson for third place.

Joining the Gators and Hurricanes will be Connecticut, Missouri State, Penn State, Saint Joseph's, Towson and Xavier. The event, held in Charleston, South Carolina, will be played from November 21-24.

The Gators are 46-24 all-time against the Hurricanes, a two-time champion of the Charleston Classic (2009, 2014), including 5-3 in the last eight meetings with their last in November 2016.

The eight-team field features five teams that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Following an opening basket from Ball State, Alabama went on a 13-0 run and never looked back. The Boilermakers (2-0) of the Big Ten begin action later in the day against Appalachian State (1-1).

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