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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.

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