Scores

Final

Ole Miss 71

(10-9, 1-4 SEC)

South Carolina 82

(14-4, 3-2 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009

    Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    MISS 35 3671
    SC 37 4582

    Top Performers

    Ole Miss: D. Huertas 27 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    South Carolina: D. Downey 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    South Carolina 82, Mississippi 71

    Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Devan Downey scored 22 points and South Carolina defeated Mississippi 82-71 on Saturday night.

    The Gamecocks (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), who defeated No. 24 Florida on a shot at the buzzer Wednesday night, went on a 26-5 run against the Rebels that started with the last basket of the first half and carried over to the first eight minutes of the second.

    Downey hit a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in the first half to give the Gamecocks the lead for good at 37-35. Dominique Archie and Mike Holmes then led a charge that saw South Carolina score the first 11 points of the second half.

    The Rebels (10-9, 1-4) missed their first five field goal attempts in second half, before David Huertas hit two free throws. Mississippi didn't make a field goal until the 11:23 mark when Huertus hit a 3-pointer.

    Huertas scored 25 points for Mississippi.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MISS
    SC
    Points 71 82
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 32-70 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-17 (.176) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 11-28 (.393)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 20

    2008-09 Season

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