Alabama beats Ball State 79-61 in Charleston

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Alabama defeats Ball State 79-61 (0:58)

The Crimson Tide, with four players in double digits, cruise by the Cardinals in the Charleston Classic Tournament. (0:58)

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Tevin Mack scored 20 points off five 3-pointers as Alabama bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 79-61 victory over Ball State at the Charleston Classic.

Mack is a Texas transfer playing his first season for the Crimson Tide (3-1). He made five of the team's seven 3-pointers as Alabama opened a 13-2 lead and stayed comfortably in front the rest of the way.

Donta Hall had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Crimson Tide, who will play either Appalachian State or Wichita State for fifth place Sunday.

K.J. Walton led Ball State (1-3) with 13 points. The Cardinals fall to the seventh-place game.