by Barca Blog
Recap: [W4] Alabama 68, [E5] South Carolina 63
AP - Mikhail Torrance's 9-foot jumper broke a tie at 62 with 57 seconds left, and Alabama rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half to beat South Carolina 68-63 Thursday in the opening round of the SEC tournament. Read More
Alabama coach Anthony Grant on the comeback:
"It seems like every effort play that was to be made, they made. And our guys showed great toughness, a great will to, even though when things were going bad, to stay together and to fight and do the things that really we worked on in terms of building all year. I couldn't be prouder of the efforts."
SC guard Devan Downey on losing the 18-point lead:
"What was going through my mind is just keep going. I feel the way Coach feels. We played to hang on. We didn't play to extend the lead and keep that intensity. Like he said, we just played to just hold on."
Alabama will play East No. 1 seed Kentucky in the quarterfinals Friday at noon CT. For complete coverage of the tournament, click here.