It might not have been the best game we've seen this season, but it was one of the wildest. On Tuesday night, Alabama beat No. 19 South Carolina 90-86 in four overtimes.
Yes, four! The game took 60 minutes (of actual game time), had 21 players get playing time and ended with the Crimson Tide stunning the SEC leader on its home court. And it featured all kinds of crazy stats.
He's also just the third player to put up a 40-20 stat line in that stretch
The other two came courtesy of Cleveland State's Norris Cole and Oklahoma's Blake Griffin.
Oh, and one more thing about Thornwell
He converted 25 of 33 free throws, breaking the SEC record for most made free throws in one game. The previous mark was 21, held by "Pistol" Pete Maravich.
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Avery Johnson Jr. stole the show for the Tide
While Thornwell is an established leader for the Gamecocks, no one could have predicted what Johnson Jr. had in store Tuesday. He finished with 23 points, which was both a game high for the Tide and a career high for the coach's son. Incredibly, he had just 22 points total in Alabama's previous five games.
Even with Thornwell, South Carolina's offense was ... woof
South Carolina allowed Alabama to stay in the game thanks to one of the worst offensive outputs of this season. The Gamecocks shot an anemic 26 percent from the field, including an unspeakable 3-for-30 shooting performance in the first half. Incredibly, they missed their final 17 shots of the first half.
Not surprisingly, South Carolina trailed 32-16 at the half.
Not that it matters to Alabama
Tuesday marked the Tide's first road win over a ranked SEC team since February 2004.