TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Ticker) -- Mo Williams scored 20 points to lead No. 8 Alabama to an easy victory over Alabama State, 82-56.
Williams, who scored 25 points in the Crimson Tide's season-opening victory over No. 3 Oklahoma, shot 4-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-6 on 3-point attempts. Williams made all nine of his free throws.
"We came out and executed offensively," Williams said. "We knew they would be ready to play. I think our defense is what took us over the top. It was a solid team effort."
Alabama (2-0) ran its home winning streak to 20 games and won its ninth consecutive home opener. The Crimson Tide are 35-1 all-time in home openers at Coleman Coliseum.
Terrance Meade scored 17 points and Erwin Dudley added 12 for Alabama. Meade was the game's top rebounder with eight.
"Our defense was good," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. "We made some early shots and I thought a number of our players played well."
The Crimson Tide shot 49 percent from the field to the Hornets' 35 percent clip.
Alabama has won all four of its meetings with Alabama State (0-3). Separated by only 90 miles, the schools never met until 1998, and all of the games have been in Tuscaloosa.
Keith Gamble led the Hornets with 13 points. Alvin Pettway scored five points for Alabama State, and was matched by his cousin, Alabama's Antoine Pettway.
The Crimson Tide raised their 2002 Southeastern Conference championship banner before the game.