Cardiac Cocks Win Another Road Thriller 75-73

Down 14 points at one point in the first half and down by ten at the half, the Gamecocks battled back after the break. With the game tied and the ball in their hands, USC again made a last second shot count, breaking the hearts of Alabama fans everywhere. Mike Holmes tip was ruled in time by the officials, and the Gamecocks stay tied atop the SEC East with their 75-73 win over the Tide.

Mike Holmes's tip-in at the buzzer lifted South Carolina to a 75-73 win over Alabama on Saturday.

With time running out in a game that was tied at 73-73 for more than two minutes, South Carolina's Dominique Archie missed a tip-in attempt before Holmes tipped it in for the win as time expired.

Downey led South Carolina (18-5, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) with 18 points, Archie had 15, Brandis Raley-Ross 13 and Holmes 12. South Carolina remains tied for first place in the SEC East with the win, in a three way tie with Kentucky and Tennessee.

Except for the game-winning basket, all of Holmes' points came in the first half.

Alabama (13-11, 3-7) was led by Alonzo Gee with 18 points, Senario Hillman added 17 and Mikhail Torrance 12.

Trailing 41-31 at halftime, South Carolina scored the first nine points of the second half to pull within 41-40. The Gamecocks tied the contest, 55-55, with 10:40 left, and the game stayed close the rest of the way.

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