BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alvin Lee scored 33 points and tied a school record with 8 three-point baskets as Alabama rallied to beat USC, 78-69, Saturday.
The Crimson Tide, trailing at halftime, 33-31, outscored the Trojans, 12-4, in the first five minutes of the second half. Michael Ansley, held scoreless in the first half, scored six points in the run.
"It wasn't a pretty win, but I don't think we judge it on whether it was beautiful or not," Alabama Coach Wimp Sanderson said. "We will take a win anyway we can get it."
Alabama (4-0) had its largest lead of the day, 10 points, when Ansley sank a seven-foot bank shot at 12:54. USC (1-4) closed the gap to 65-61 with 4:23 remaining after Dave Wiltz scored on a layup.