TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Ticker) -- Maybe Georgia should have just stayed home after all.
Kennedy Winston scored 18 points to lead No. 17 Alabama to a 75-47 rout of Georgia, one day after winter weather postponed the originally scheduled Southeastern Conference matchup.
Saturday's meeting between the two schools was postponed when an intense ice storm prevented the Bulldogs from flying out of Atlanta.
Their difficult journey to Tuscaloosa was made more painful by another strong home effort by the Crimson Tide (17-3, 6-1 SEC West), who improved to 10-0 at home this season, with the last two wins by an average of 38.5 points.
Winston, the reigning SEC Player of the Week, scored Alabama's first eight points and provided a personal run early in the second half to put away the game.
After Bulldogs (7-10, 1-6 East) forward Steve Newman hit a jumper to cut the Crimson Tide's lead to 40-21 just after the break, Winston gave his club plenty of breathing room with 10 straight points.
Winston answered Newman's shot with a dunk and added on a 3-pointer, a free throw, and two baskets to push Alabama's lead to 50-21.
The Crimson Tide increased their advantage to 57-21 by the midpoint of the second half, holding Georgia without a point for nearly nine minutes before emptying the bench.
"I liked our defense from the start," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. "We continue to just guard people really well."
The Crimson Tide's aggressiveness forced all five Bulldogs starters and their top reserve to foul out.
"I was worried a little bit with it being such a physical game," Gottfried said. "There was a lot of grabbing and pushing. You just want to make sure your guys remain poised and don't do anything out of their character. But we executed our offense well and we continued to guard really well."
Alabama forced Georgia into 24 turnovers and had a season-high 15 steals.
Earnest Shelton and Chuck Davis scored 11 points apiece for the Crimson Tide, who got scoring from 11 players in their sixth straight win.
Younes Idrissi scored 14 points for the Bulldogs but his teammates combined to shoot 27 percent (12-of-44) and lost for the seventh time in eight games.
Levi Stukes, Georgia's leading scorer who served a one-game suspension in a loss to Florida on Monday, scored just seven points on 2-of-11 shooting in his return to the club.
The postponement did little to deter the Crimson Tide's fans as 12,545 showed up at Coleman Coliseum.
"When I walked out right before the top, I was just thoroughly impressed by our fan commitment," Gottfried said. "Our players appreciated it and it was a great night."