Scarolina 58
Alabama 35 33 68
Date of game: 2/16/2013

Recap: Alabama vs. South Carolina

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) - Trevor Lacey paced all scorers with 17 points as the Alabama Crimson Tide dismissed the South Carolina Gamecocks, 68-58, in SEC action at Coleman Coliseum.

Rodney Cooper and Nick Jacobs each poured in 10 points for Alabama (17-8, 9-3 SEC), which has won three straight and nine of its last 11.

For South Carolina (12-13, 2-10), Brenton Williams tallied 14 points and four steals, Bruce Ellington and Laimonas Chatkevicius scored 11 points apiece, and Eric Smith netted 10 points. With the setback, the Gamecocks extended their season-long losing streak to six games.

Alabama shot 48 percent from the field in the first half, including 6-of-14 from 3-point range, as it held a 35-24 advantage heading into intermission. South Carolina shot a respectable 40 percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes but was only 1-of-9 from beyond the arc.

The Tide's field goal efficiency slipped to 45.5 percent after halftime but their advantage was never in jeopardy, as they lead by double-digits throughout the second half.

Alabama outscored South Carolina from the foul line, 18-7.

Game Notes

BC extends Addazio through 2020

Boston College extended the contract of football coach Steve Addazio through the 2020 season, saying Thursday he has out-performed expectations during what was supposed to be a rebuilding period for the program.

Newton 'on target' to start

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Thursday that Cam Newton will "probably" start Sunday's game against Cleveland as the quarterback continues to progress well after a recent car accident.

Royals reach deal with P Medlen

The Kansas City Royals have signed pitcher Kris Medlen to a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2017 season, with the hope that the Tommy John surgery recipient will be able to contribute during the second half of the upcoming year.

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