While Locksley is not necessarily a household name in the way that Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian were under Saban, that might actually be a desirable thing and, if nothing else, the Tide are once again set up for big-time success.
Aric Holman stood out for MSU with a double-double, he scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Alabama will play its lone road contest in the current five-game stretch when it travels to face the Ole Miss Rebels on Tuesday night.
Alabama represents the ninth coaching staff that Locksley has been a part of.
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For a second straight game, Alabama got off to a fast start, building a 13-3 lead before the first media timeout and pushing that edge to as many as 20 points late in the first half.
The advantage continued to balloon as the Mississippi State turnovers piled up, including four in the first five minutes of action, leading to a 9-2 run over a almost 2-minute span gave Alabama a 19-point lead (33-14) with 5:40 remaining.
Lamar Peters hit three second-half 3-point baskets to fuel the comeback, while finishing with a game-high 17 points.
After a pair of jumpers from Herbert Jones and Avery Johnson Jr. halted the shooting drought, the Bulldogs rolled off a personal 7-0 run by Quinndary Weatherspoon to pull even at 54 with 6:50 remaining. He played in four games and made one tackle. Has won eight of the last nine meetings, including the last four.
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The Tide were without the services of star freshman point guard Collin Sexton, who missed his second straight game with an abdominal injury suffered in Monday's practice.
But while Sexton's absence might not have been felt on the scoreboard as much, it was certainly noticeable on the floor, especially in a first half mired by turnovers.
Alabama visits MS on Tuesday night, the Tide's only road contest during this five-game stretch.
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