Fueled by a second half comeback, No. 10 Alabama defeated No. 7 Ole Miss 62-57.

It was really a tale of two halves, as the Tide committed 10 turnovers resulting in 14 Ole Miss points in the first half. The Rebels took the lead into halftime 38-24, but Alabama came marching back in the second half.

The Tide held Ole Miss to just 19 points in the second half, exactly half of its first half points. Yes, Alabama played well down the stretch, but let’s face it, it was a collapse by Ole Miss.

Following the game, Avery Johnson spoke to reporters and explained how the Tide slowed the Rebels down.

He was then asked whether his team was in desperation mode with respect to making the NCAA Tournament with Kentucky ahead Friday.

Alabama plays Kentucky Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.