Boxscore
Auburn 63, South Carolina 52
Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:47 PM
Location - Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Officials - Tracy Woodson, Bruce Benedict, Ted Valentine
Attendance - 8329

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
South Carolina 28 24 52
Auburn 24 39 63

Recap


Frankie Sullivan scored a game-high 22 points and Kenny Gabriel added 16, as Auburn surpassed last season's win total and ended a streak of four straight home losses to South Carolina with a 63-52 win in a Southeastern Conference contest Saturday at Auburn Arena.

The Tigers (12-7, 2-3 SEC) continued to show improvement in coach Tony Barbee's second season. They trailed 28-24 at halftime but took the lead for good on Chris Denson's 3-pointer with 14:03 left and eased away from there.

Sullivan has averaged 20 points over the past three games after averaging 5.7 points in the previous six contests.

The Gamecocks (8-10, 0-4 SEC) had won three of the past four meetings and five of the past eight, but they were too sloppy to stay in this one. South Carolina committed 23 turnovers -- its second most this season behind its 25 against North Carolina -- in dropping to 0-4 in SEC play for the first time since 2006-07.

Auburn's win bucked a recent trend of the road team dominating the series. The visiting team had won eight of the previous nine meetings.

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Damontre Harris 37:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 0 1 2 5 6 6
Malik Cooke 33:00 2-7 0-3 2-3 2 3 5 1 4 1 6 1 6
Bruce Ellington 37:00 4-14 1-5 0-0 0 3 3 4 2 2 5 0 9
Anthony Gill 21:00 4-9 0-1 1-1 1 2 3 0 3 0 3 0 9
Brian Richardson 17:00 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2
R.J. Slawson 14:00 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5
Damien Leonard 15:00 2-3 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 6
Lakeem Jackson 13:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 2
Carlton Geathers 3:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Brenton Williams 9:00 2-4 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 6
Eric Smith 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-49 6-18 6-8 9 15 24 8 15 10 23 7 52
  40.8% 33.3% 75.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 23

Auburn Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Frankie Sullivan 33:00 6-15 4-11 6-6 2 2 4 2 0 0 3 0 22
Rob Chubb 28:00 0-2 0-0 1-2 4 3 7 3 2 0 2 0 1
Kenny Gabriel 32:00 7-15 1-3 1-4 2 5 7 1 2 0 0 4 16
Josh Langford 21:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
Josh Wallace 22:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 4
Varez Ward 20:00 3-4 1-2 1-2 0 3 3 2 2 2 4 1 8
Adrian Forbes 11:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 0 3 0 2 1 3
Chris Denson 19:00 3-5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 7
Allen Payne 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2
Willy Kouassi 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-50 7-18 12-18 11 16 27 14 13 7 14 6 63
  44.0% 38.9% 66.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14
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