TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mykal Riley scored 14 of his 15 points over the final 12 minutes and Number 19 Alabama rallied for a 64-61 victory over South Carolina Saturday.
Richard Hendrix added 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Crimson Tide, which had trailed 34-26 in the opening minutes of the second half. Alabama took a 61-58 lead with 1:33 left and two South Carolina turnovers led to a 63-58 lead for the Tide with less than nine seconds left in the game. Brandon Wallace hit a three-pointer with two seconds to play for South Carolina. But Hendrix got the ball to Riley on a long inbounds pass and Riley made the second of two free throws with less than a second remaining. Bryce Sheldon's desperation three-quarter court shot at the buzzer sailed well left of the basket.