Brandon Miller, who is 'cooperative witness' in shooting, overcomes hostile atmosphere in career-best performance

    Brandon Miller (24) drives to the basket against South Carolina.

    (CNN)Shortly after being labeled a "cooperative witness" in a murder case, Alabama freshman forward Brandon Miller scored 41 points, including the game's winner, to lead the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide to a 78-76 overtime victory over unranked South Carolina.

    A chorus of boos and jeers could be heard at the Colonial Life Arena when Miller had the ball against South Carolina.
    He scored a layup to tie the game with 4.1 seconds remaining, then completed the victory for Alabama with another layup in overtime.
      Miller was playing in the game hours after the school said he would remain an "active member" of the team while law enforcement continues to investigate last month's campus shooting death of Jamea Jonae Harris.
        A law enforcement officer testified that former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a shooting that killed Harris last month, had texted Miller to bring Miles' gun to the scene where the shooting happened, according to CNN affiliate WBMA.
        Miller is not charged with any crime.
        "UA Athletics continues to cooperate fully with law enforcement in the on-going investigation of this tragic situation," the athletic department said Wednesday.
          "Based on all the information we have received, Brandon Miller is not considered a suspect in this case, only a cooperative witness."