Upstate Drubbed At ‘Bama

Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Donta Hall scored a career-high 15 points and Alabama defeated South Carolina Upstate 78-61 on Thursday night.

Hall only had six points in the first half but matched that total with a dunk and two layups by the 8:16 mark of the second half.

Malik Moore led the Spartans with 14 points and three teammates also finished in double figures.

The Crimson Tide (5-4) outscored the Spartans (7-6) in the paint 48-20.

Alabama won the battle of the boards 44-33 behind Bola Olaniyan (10), Braxton Key (nine) and Hall (eight).Donta Hall scored a career-high 15 points and Alabama defeated South Carolina Upstate 78-61 on Thursday night.

Hall only had six points in the first half but matched that total with a dunk and two layups by the 8:16 mark of the second half.

Malik Moore led the Spartans with 14 points and three teammates also finished in double figures.

The Crimson Tide (5-4) outscored the Spartans (7-6) in the paint 48-20.

Alabama won the battle of the boards 44-33 behind Bola Olaniyan (10), Braxton Key (nine) and Hall (eight).

BIG PICTURE

Alabama: After finishing with a season-low 56 points against the team’s first ranked opponent (then-No. 24 Oregon) in its last game, the Crimson Tide bounced back to score a season-high 78 points in this victory.

USC Upstate: The Spartans defeated their last two opponents by 22 and 28 points, respectively, before suffering the team’s worst loss since the first week of the season when the fell by 45 to Georgetown.

UP NEXT

Alabama: The Crimson Tide failed to flip the script when it fell for the second straight year to both Dayton and Oregon earlier this season, but now Alabama will get the chance to secure a victory for the second consecutive season over the Clemson Tigers when the teams meet in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday.

USC Upstate: The Spartans’ season-long three-game winning streak is snapped with the loss, but they will get the chance to start another streak when they host Jacksonville State on Sunday in the first of three consecutive home games.

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