COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A'ja Wilson scored 17 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 1 South Carolina routed Alabama for the second time this month in a 85-54 victory Thursday night.
The Gamecocks (20-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) shook off a sluggish first half to roll past the Crimson Tide. On Jan. 8, South Carolina won at Alabama 102-59.
While this one didn't get as out of hand, the Gamecocks showed once again why they've been on top of the rankings for the past 10 weeks.
Wilson, the 6-foot-5 freshman, scored seven points in a 19-3 first-half run as South Carolina moved in front for good.
Coates put up her SEC-leading ninth double-double this season and added five blocks. Leading scorer Tiffany Mitchell was the Gamecocks' third double-figure scorer with 11 points.
Karyla Middlebrook had 11 points to lead Alabama. Leading scorer Ashley Williams fouled out with eight points.