Auburn 74, South Carolina 71

Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:30 PM
Location - The Colonial Center Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials - Ron Groover, Chuck Jones, Joe Lindsay
Attendance - 9117

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Auburn 38 36 74
South Carolina 39 32 71

Recap

Auburn 74, South Carolina 71: Frankie Sullivan scored a team-high 17 points as the visiting Tigers recorded their third straight victory and sixth in eight contests.

Rob Chubb made eight of his nine free-throw attempts to finish with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Auburn (8-7, 2-0 SEC).

Bruce Ellington had 18 points in just his second game since returning following the conclusion of the Gamecocks' football season. The two-sport star shot 8-for-14 from the field and Damien Leonard had a season-high 17 points and matched a career best with five 3-pointers for South Carolina (10-5, 0-2), which has dropped two in a row following a five-game winning streak.

Auburn was clinging to a 73-71 advantage when Ellington forced a turnover. Eric Smith missed his 3-point attempt on the ensuing possession and Chubb secured an offensive rebound before being fouled with 35.2 seconds left.

Chubb split his free throws to extend the Tigers' lead to three. Brian Richardson's failed 3-point bid caromed out of bounds, and Ellington misfired on his attempt as time expired.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The visiting team has won nine of the last 11 games in this series. Auburn owns a 20-14 edge in the all-time set. ... South Carolina seized a 39-38 advantage at intermission as both clubs combined for 25 personal fouls. The teams finished with 47 fouls. ... The Gamecocks held a 29-19 edge in rebounds.

Auburn Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Wallace 29:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 7 2 1 2 0 1
Frankie Sullivan 40:00 5-13 2-7 5-9 1 3 4 5 2 2 1 0 17
Rob Chubb 31:00 4-5 0-0 8-9 4 6 10 0 2 3 6 1 16
Allen Payne 34:00 4-7 0-1 0-2 2 1 3 1 4 2 3 0 8
Shaquille Johnson 13:00 1-2 1-2 2-4 0 1 1 0 4 1 1 0 5
Noel Johnson 9:00 3-6 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 9
Brian Greene Jr. 28:00 6-6 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 14
Asauhn Dixon-Tatum 9:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 4
Dylan Spencer 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordon Granger 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-41 8-18 18-28 7 13 20 14 23 9 17 3 74
  58.5% 44.4% 64.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 17

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Bruce Ellington 36:00 8-15 1-4 1-1 1 0 1 5 3 2 2 0 18
Mindaugas Kacinas 17:00 2-3 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 1 6
Lakeem Jackson 28:00 4-7 0-0 2-4 1 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 10
Brian Richardson 14:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 0
Eric Smith 31:00 3-6 2-4 2-4 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 10
Michael Carrera 24:00 1-5 0-0 4-4 5 2 7 5 5 0 4 2 6
Damien Leonard 33:00 6-9 5-8 0-1 6 3 9 2 2 0 1 0 17
Brenton Williams 6:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
R.J. Slawson 9:00 2-5 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 1 4 0 1 0 4
Laimonas Chatkevicius 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-57 8-20 11-16 16 13 29 20 24 4 15 3 71
  45.6% 40.0% 68.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15