Alabama 19 47 66
Scarolina 28 39 67
Date of game: 2/15/2014

Recap: South Carolina vs. Alabama

Columbia, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Sindarius Thornwell shot 6-of-11 from the field and 9-of-10 at the foul line for 22 points, as the South Carolina Gamecocks edged the Alabama Crimson Tide, 67-66, in an SEC showdown at Colonial Life Arena.

Brenton Williams added 10 points for South Carolina (10-15, 3-9 SEC), which has won back-to-back games.

For Alabama (10-15, 4-8), losers of five of its last six, Trevor Releford paced all scorers with 27 points on 4-of-7 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. Shannon Hale and Rodney Cooper both netted 11 points for the visitors.

South Carolina took a comfortable 28-19 lead at halftime by shooting 44 percent from the field in the opening stanza while holding Alabama to a mere 25 percent shooting.

The Gamecocks' lead swelled to as many as 12 in the second half, but the Tide battled back and held a four-point lead with under four minutes to play following a Releford 3-pointer. After the teams traded a few leads down the stretch, South Carolina snapped a 63-63 tie with 14 seconds left on a Mindaugas Kacinas bucket and held on from there.

South Carolina doubled up Alabama on points in the paint, 32-16.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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