Bama beats Gamecocks in college hoops

Eric Smith from Mullins scored 10 points for the Gamecocks on Saturday.

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 68-58 on Saturday at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama raced to a 32-9 lead in the first half and held on to win by a ten point margin. Trevor Lacey led the Crimson Tide with 17 points.

South Carolina was led by Brenton Williams with 14 points. Bruce Ellington and Laimonas Chatkevicius each tallied 11. Eric Smith from Mullins added 10.

The Gamecocks, who have lost six straight games, falls to an overall record of 12-13, 2-10 in the SEC.