Jan. 14, 2007
Alabama at South Carolina
January 14, 2007 :: Colonial Center (Columbia, S.C.)
:: Sunday’s 95-35 South Carolina victory marked the Gamecocks’ largest blowout win ever for the Gamecocks over an SEC opponent. The previous largest blowout was a 46-point win over Kentucky in 2003. The score of that game was 97-51.
:: Including Sunday’s game, South Carolina has won seven of its nine meetings with Alabama, including wins in each of the last three games against the Crimson Tide. Alabama’s last win over the Gamecocks in Columbia was a 69-67 victory in 2000.
:: The Gamecocks and Crimson Tide have faced each other 11 times in Columbia through the years, with Carolina holding a 6-5 advantage.
:: South Carolina utilized the same starting lineup that it debuted against Vanderbilt, going with Stacy Booker, Lauren Simms and Shannel Harris in the backcourt and Lakesha Tolliver and Demetress Adams in the frontcourt.
:: South Carolina entered Sunday’s game leading the SEC and ranking sixth nationally in rebounding margin, outrebounding the opposition by an average of 11.7 boards per game. The Gamecocks grabbed 52 rebounds Sunday to Alabama’s 27.
:: South Carolina held Alabama scoreless for a span of five minutes and 39 seconds during the first half. The Gamecocks went on an 8-0 run during that time to turn a 7-6 lead into a 15-6 advantage.
:: The Gamecocks rampaged to an 18-0 run that spanned the final seven minutes and 54 seconds of the first half and enabled Carolina to go into the locker room with a 42-14 lead. Including the start of the second half, South Carolina held Alabama scoreless for a span of 10 minutes and 44 seconds. The Gamecock run was 22-3 during that time.
:: South Carolina limited Alabama to 4-of-24 shooting from the field in the first half (16.7 percent).
:: The Gamecocks took a 30-point lead when Demetress Adams converted on a layup for the first points of the second half.
:: The lead swelled to 40 points after a Melanie Johnson put-back brought the score to 57-17 with 13:51 remaining in the game.
:: The lead hit 50 points when Adams drained a pair of free throws at the 6:05 mark that brought the score to 78-28.
:: The lead hit 60 points after Kellindra Zackery scored on a layup with 3:57 remaining to give the Gamecocks a 91-30 edge.
:: The Gamecocks return to action when they travel to Oxford, Miss., for a 7 p.m. date with Ole Miss, set to tip off at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. FSN South will televise the game.