Boxscore
Louisiana State 68, South Carolina 58
Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:45 PM
Location - The Colonial Center Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials - Don Daily, Rick Hartzell, Garry Maxwell
Attendance - 10092

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisiana State 25 43 68
South Carolina 22 36 58

Recap


LSU 68, SOUTH CAROLINA 58: Storm Warren enjoyed his best game in over a month as the Tigers overcame a sloppy first half to secure their first road conference victory of the season.
 
Warren finished with 13 points and eight rebounds and Justin Hamilton scored a game-high 18 for LSU (16-10, 6-6 SEC), which has won three straight for the first time since late December and defeated an SEC rival away from home for the first time since Feb. 23, 2011.

Although Malik Cooke kept South Carolina (10-16, 2-10) in the game with 15 second-half points – including consecutive 3-pointers that moved the Gamecocks to within 56-52 with 3:18 remaining – the Tigers answered with five unanswered points in 16 seconds to retake control of the game.
 
Cooke finished with 17 points to pace the Gamecocks, who have lost six of seven to remain at the bottom of the conference standings.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: LSU committed its 11th turnover at the 4:45 mark of the first half, matching its total from Tuesday’s overtime home win against Mississippi State … Cooke reached the 1,000-point plateau and has scored 604 points as a Gamecock after recording 407 points in two seasons at the University of Nevada before transferring … The Tigers’ sixth conference win eclipsed their total from the previous two seasons.

Louisiana State Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ralston Turner 29:00 3-5 3-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 5 0 1 1 9
Andre Stringer 38:00 2-8 0-2 5-8 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 0 9
Storm Warren 25:00 6-10 0-0 0-1 0 8 8 1 1 0 2 0 12
Justin Hamilton 33:00 5-8 0-0 8-8 4 1 5 2 3 0 4 0 18
Anthony Hickey 35:00 3-7 2-4 2-4 3 3 6 7 0 3 2 0 10
Johnny O'Bryant III 16:00 4-9 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 0 3 0 4 2 8
Eddie Ludwig 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
John Isaac 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 2
Malcolm White 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Bass 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-49 5-10 15-21 11 22 33 18 17 4 17 3 68
  49.0% 50.0% 71.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 17

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Damien Leonard 21:00 2-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
Malik Cooke 25:00 5-11 3-5 4-7 1 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 17
Bruce Ellington 32:00 3-12 0-5 0-0 2 5 7 2 4 1 0 0 6
Damontre Harris 30:00 2-4 0-0 4-4 0 4 4 3 4 1 4 3 8
R.J. Slawson 17:00 1-3 0-2 1-2 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 3
Brenton Williams 19:00 3-5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 6
Anthony Gill 29:00 3-4 1-1 2-4 1 3 4 1 0 1 1 1 9
Lakeem Jackson 19:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 3
Eric Smith 8:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 20-47 4-17 14-21 5 18 23 13 17 6 10 4 58
  42.6% 23.5% 66.7% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 10
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