S. Carolina gets late tip in to beat Alabama 67-66 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

S. Carolina gets late tip in to beat Alabama 67-66

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Mindaugas Kacinas tipped in a miss with 16.6 seconds left to give South Carolina a 67-66 win over Alabama on Saturday.

The Gamecocks (10-15, 3-9 Southeastern) lost a 12-point lead in the second half, but freshman Sindarius Thornwell made two baskets and three free throws in the final 2:11 to pull South Carolina back.

Thornwell finished with 22 points as the Gamecocks won back-to-back SEC games for the first time since 2011.

Alabama (10-15, 4-8) had a chance to take the lead, but Trevor Releford's 3-pointer got stuck between the rim and backboard with 5.8 seconds to go. The possession arrow pointed to the Gamecocks, killing off the Tide's final chance.

Releford finished with 27 points, 25 of them in the second half. Alabama has not won an SEC road game this season.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Missed Inside the 10 this week? Rick Sanford, USC beat writer David Cloninger talk USC moving forward after UK loss

    Missed Inside the 10 this week? Rick Sanford, USC beat writer David Cloninger talk USC moving forward after UK loss

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:30:54 GMT

    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

    More >>

    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

    More >>
  • Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:25:48 GMT
    WLBTWLBT

    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

    More >>

    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

    More >>
  • Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:10:29 GMT

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly