South Carolina vs Auburn

Auburn 63, South Carolina 52

  •  

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Frankie Sullivan scored 22 points and Auburn had a big run out of halftime to run away with a 63-52 win over South Carolina on Saturday, keeping the Gamecocks the only winless team in Southeastern Conference play.

Kenny Gabriel added 16 points - 12 coming after halftime - and seven rebounds for Auburn (12-7, 2-3).

Gabriel scored the first six points of the second half, ending the spree with a dunk in transition that gave Auburn a 32-30 lead with 15:43 to go.

Anthony Gill and Bruce Ellington each had nine points and Damontre Harris blocked a career-high six shots to go along with six points for the Gamecocks (8-10, 0-4), who turned the ball over 23 times in the game.

That kicked off a 29-8 Tigers run over the next 13:57, ending on a Sullivan putback to extend their advantage to 55-38 with 4:33 to play.

Auburn's run blew open a game that had been close for the first half.

R.J. Slawson banked in a jumper at the first-half buzzer to send South Carolina into the locker room with a 28-24 lead, ending a first 20 minutes in which neither team could get more than six points of separation.

Auburn ran out to an 8-2 lead at the beginning of the game, but the Gamecocks reeled the Tigers back in with a 9-1 run over 2:38, ending with a Damien Leonard 3-pointer to put them up 11-9 with 13:40 left in the half.

The teams traded mini-runs until South Carolina went on an 8-0 spurt to go up 22-16 on a Brian Richardson three-point play with 6:08 to go.

Auburn closed the lead to one point on a Varez Ward steal and basket, but the Gamecocks went into the half up four.

Sullivan did most of the Tigers' offensive work in the first half, scoring 14 points - including eight of their last 12 - on 5-for-7 shooting, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc.

The rest of the team shot 4 of 14 (28.6 percent) in the first half.

Leonard had six points on two 3-pointers for the Gamecocks, and Harris had four blocks to go along with four points.

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
South Carolina (8-10)282452
Auburn (12-7) «243963
 

CBSSports.com Shop

Nike Gonzaga Bulldogs #00 Aerographic Tackle Twill Basketball Performance Jersey

Summer Sale!
Save an extra 30% on sale items
Shop Now

South Carolina Gamecocks
D. Harris, F373-50-07016
M. Cooke, F332-72-35146
A. Gill, F214-91-13039
B. Ellington, G374-140-03429
B. Richardson, G170-12-21012
D. Leonard152-30-02016
R. Slawson142-30-00005
L. Jackson131-30-01312
B. Williams92-40-01026
C. Geathers30-01-21001
E. Smith10-00-00000
Totals 20-496-82981552
 40.8%75% 
Auburn Tigers
K. Gabriel, F327-151-471216
R. Chubb, C280-21-27321
F. Sullivan, G336-156-642022
J. Wallace, G221-22-20314
J. Langford, G210-40-01130
V. Ward203-41-23228
C. Denson193-50-00207
A. Forbes111-21-24033
A. Payne111-10-01002
W. Kouassi30-00-00000
Totals 22-5012-1828141363
 44%66.7% 
Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Florida18-036-3
Kentucky12-629-11
Georgia12-620-14
Tennessee11-724-13
Arkansas10-822-12
Missouri9-923-12
LSU9-920-14
Ole Miss9-919-14
Texas A&M8-1018-16
Vanderbilt7-1115-16
Alabama7-1113-19
Auburn6-1214-16
S. Carolina5-1314-20
Miss. State3-1514-19
 
Other games
RUT 50 Final
GTOWN 52
Alabama 71 Final
Kentucky 77
Purdue 58 Final
Mich St 83
K-State 66 Final
Okla St 58
Michigan 64 Final
Arkansas 66
Missouri 89 Final
Baylor 88
Indiana St 49 Final
CREIGH 75
Florida St 76 Final
DUKE 73
UConn 57 Final
Tenn 60
Kansas 69 Final
Texas 66
LSU 64 Final
Florida 76
Syracuse 58 Final
ND 67
MARQET 79 Final
PROV 72
Miss St 78 Final
VANDY 77
Ohio St 79 Final
Nebraska 45
MURYST 82 Final
SIUE 65
Louisville 73 Final
PITT 62
AF 44 Final
SDSU 57
N Mexico 63 Final
UNLV 80
MARYCA 93 Final
SNCLRA 77