College Basketball

South Carolina plays Alabama in key SEC matchup

South Carolina (13-13, 4-10) at Alabama (16-11, 6-8)

7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (SEC)

The Gamecocks take on the Crimson Tide for the second time this season with implications for the SEC tournament at stake. … South Carolina is tied with Auburn for 12th in the league standings and sit a game back of Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. … The Gamecocks and Crimson Tide enter Tuesday’s game having lost two of their past three games. … South Carolina barely lost to Alabama 68-66 on Jan. 13. Bill Kiser