Alabama rallies from 18, beats South Carolina 68-63

 

Mikhail Torrance’s 9-foot jumper broke a tie at 62 with 57 seconds left, and rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half to beat 68-63 Thursday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Alabama (17-14) won a third straight game against an opponent for the first time this season and beat the Gamecocks (15-16) for the second time in eight days after ruining South Carolina’s Senior Night last week. The Tide will play No. 2 in Friday’s quarterfinals.