COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke had 12 of her 21 points in the third quarter as No. 4 South Carolina won its 18th straight over Alabama and 28th in a row over Southeastern Conference opponents with an 87-63 victory on Sunday.
Cooke and the Gamecocks struggled to find their touch early on and trailed the Crimson Tide 41-40 at the half. But Cooke got things going after the break to lead a 15-5 surge that put South Carolina in front to stay.
Alabama’s drought against the Gamecocks goes back to 2008, the season before Dawn Staley took over as coach.