JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Undra Mitchem scored 13 points as Jacksonville State defeated Alcorn State 63-52 Wednesday night. Alcorn State cut a 20-point second-half deficit to 10 points, 42-32, with 8:51 left via a 13-3 run over 5:47. However, the Braves weren't able to cut the lead to single digits until LeAntwan Luckett's 3-pointer.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama kicker Cade Foster received a supportive note from President George W. Bush. Foster missed two field goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's 34-28 loss to Auburn on Nov. 30. He posted a photo of the letter on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Wednesday.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron says he doesn't believe coach Nick Saban will leave for Texas. McCarron made his comments Wednesday in advance of Thursday's College Football Awards Show. Saban is reportedly a target by Texas officials to be its next coach if current coach Mack Brown were to step down.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference coaches have voted Auburn's Gus Malzahn coach of the year, and picked his star tailback Tre Mason as the top offensive player. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam are co-defensive players of the year.
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