COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks and No. 23 South Carolina forced turnovers on Alabama’s last three possessions to give the Gamecocks a 62-59 win on Sunday.
The Crimson Tide missed its first 10 shots and fell behind 9-0 but a pullup jumper from the left elbow by Jasmine Walker with 1:07 to play gave Alabama its first lead at 59-58. South Carolina struggled on its ensuing possession but with the shot clock under five seconds, Herbert Harrigan hit a shot with a foot on the 3-point line from the right wing, putting the Gamecocks up with 34.5 remaining.
Te’A Cooper made 1 of 2 free throws after her steal with 25.7 seconds to go and Bianca Cuevas-Moore did the same at 4.8 seconds after an Alexis Jennings steal. Cooper then stole the final inbounds pass.
South Carolina (10-4, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) shot 39 percent with a 1-for-12 performance from 3-point range. The Gamecocks, who have won 15 straight in the series, had 10 blocks with Herbert Harrigan moving into 10th on the career list with 117.