Despite facing misinformation and rumors in recent days related to the murder committed by his teammate Darius Miles, Alabama star Brandon Miller took to the court in tonight’s game and delivered an outstanding performance by scoring 41 points in 43 minutes of play.
With this, which was the best performance of his career, the Alabama Crimson Tide achieved an overtime victory of 78-76 over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday night in Columbia. The rest of the team could only manage to score 37 points.
The win enabled Alabama (24-4, 14-1 SEC) to maintain its position at the top of the SEC standings, leading Texas A&M by just one game. The Gamecocks (10-18, 3-12 SEC) put in a commendable effort, taking the Crimson Tide to the wire, with several opportunities to secure the win.
Miller receives Crimson Tide’s support
The University of Alabama said Wednesday that leading scorer Brandon Miller remains an “active member” of the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide and is not considered a suspect in a fatal shooting that took place near campus last month. An attorney for the player said his client never handled the gun officials say was involved in the shooting.
“Based on all the information that we have received, Brandon Miller is not considered a suspect in this case, only a cooperative witness,” the university said in a statement released just hours before Alabama was to play at South Carolina.
“Today’s statement from Brandon’s lawyer adds additional context that the University considered as part of its review of the facts. Based on all the facts that we have gathered, Brandon remains an active member of the team.”