Boxscore
Tennessee 73, South Carolina 69
Thursday, March 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - The Colonial Center Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials - Mike Eades, Karl Hess, Doug Shows
Attendance - 10137

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Tennessee 40 33 73
South Carolina 23 46 69

Recap


Tobias Harris scored 25 points as visiting Tennessee kept its dreams of an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament alive with a 73-69 victory over South Carolina on Thursday.

Scotty Hopson added 24 points for the Volunteers (18-12, 8-7 SEC), who had dropped five of their previous seven games to fall to the wrong side of the tournament bubble.

Tennessee is in fifth place in the SEC East and sixth in the conference overall. It might take a win over No. 23 Kentucky in the regular-season finale on Sunday and a strong showing in the SEC Tournament to secure a spot in the field of 68.

The Volunteers jumped out strong on Thursday, shooting 62 percent (13 of 21) from the floor in the first half to take a 40-23 lead at the break.

The Gamecocks got back into it quickly after the half, opening with a 15-6 spurt to cut it to single digits, 46-38, with 13:25 left. South Carolina would draw as close as 58-54 with eight minutes left but Harris scored six points over the next six minutes to keep Tennessee clear.

Sam Muldrow collected 24 points and 12 rebounds in his final home game for the Gamecocks (14-14, 5-10).

Tennessee Volunteers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scotty Hopson 33:00 9-17 3-7 3-3 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 24
Tobias Harris 35:00 7-9 0-1 11-14 0 6 6 2 2 0 2 0 25
John Fields 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Cameron Tatum 27:00 1-4 0-1 5-6 2 2 4 4 2 0 2 0 7
Melvin Goins 30:00 2-4 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 3 0 0 3 0 7
Steven Pearl 21:00 2-3 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 4
Joshua Bone 14:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
Jeronne Maymon 14:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
Skylar McBee 6:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Trae Golden 8:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
Kenny Hall 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-43 4-11 25-34 5 17 22 15 15 3 13 0 73
  51.2% 36.4% 73.5% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 13

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Malik Cooke 25:00 2-8 0-1 2-2 4 0 4 0 5 2 1 1 6
Sam Muldrow 38:00 9-21 0-5 6-6 7 5 12 2 3 0 2 5 24
Lakeem Jackson 34:00 4-7 0-0 1-1 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 9
Johndre Jefferson 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bruce Ellington 26:00 3-13 2-6 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 2 3 0 8
Damontre Harris 23:00 3-4 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 5 1 1 1 6
R.J. Slawson 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
Eric Smith 15:00 0-3 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 1
Ramon Galloway 22:00 5-9 3-4 2-2 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 15
Brian Richardson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-66 5-18 12-13 18 15 33 5 24 8 10 7 69
  39.4% 27.8% 92.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10
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