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Aleighsa Welch and Ashley Bruner posted double-doubles as No. 15 South Carolina led wire-to-wire in a 65-53 win over Alabama on Thursday night, giving the Gamecocks their second straight 20-win season and 12th in school history.
Welch scored 16 points with 10 rebounds while Bruner had 15 points and 11 boards - surpassing 600 career rebounds - for South Carolina (20-3), which is 8-2 in Southeastern Conference play for the first time since 2001-02.
The Gamecocks dominated inside, outrebounding the Crimson Tide 53-24 and taking a 42-22 advantage in the paint.
South Carolina, which ranks No. 3 nationally in scoring defense, led by 10 in the first half, but Alabama (12-11, 2-8) closed to 31-27 at intermission.
Welch scored the first six points of the second half to push the Gamecocks' lead into double digits for good.
Daisha Simmons' 18 points paced the Crimson Tide, who have lost four straight.
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Five-star recruit Reuben Foster paid a little homage to Nick Saban today when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Tide dressed as his soon-to-be head coach.
The future Alabama linebacker showed up for National Signing Day wearing the signature straw hat and an Alabama vest similar to the one that Saban dons at every practice.
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After de-committing from Auburn late in the recruiting cycle, all signs pointed at Dee Liner switching to Alabama. On Wednesday, the feeling became a reality as he announced for the Crimson Tide.
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Alabama coach Nick Saban insists he doesn't get swept up in the signing day drama of recruits' televised announcements and last-minute change of hearts.
''But I must admit I didn't sleep real good last night,'' Saban said.
Everything turned out just fine for the Crimson Tide on Wednesday when the program that has won three of the last four national championships...
Just when you think National Signing Day - or as Black Heart Gold Pants calls it, "Creepypalooza" - couldn't get any creepier, along comes new Alabama recruiting class of 2013 member Reuben Foster to make things even creepier. Foster (aka "The Guy with the Auburn Tattoo") signed his letter of intent dressed as Alabama head football coach Nick Saban. ...
Alabama followers get the opportunity to hear directly from the Crimson Tide coach each spring when Bama has its Crimson Caravan. Tickets for the tour stops are now on sale.
On signing day, Alabama had successfully recruited every player that had previously committed to the Crimson Tide. That doesn’t mean the Crimson Tide got every player it wanted. For various reasons, including the difficulty of competition, some prospects went looking elsewhere.