2:00 PM ET, March 6, 2010
Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- South Carolina coach Darrin Horn drew the play up for his senior in the huddle, and Devan Downey executed.To perfection.Downey came off a ball screen and hit a 3-pointer with 1:48 left to break a 69-all tie, and South Carolina upset Vanderbilt (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) 77-73 on Saturday in its regular season finale. South Carolina (15-15, 6-10) snapped a six-game skid with a victory that pushed the Gamecocks up to the East's fifth seed in the upcoming Southeastern Conference tournament.
• Devan Downey scored 26 points as the Gamecocks ended a six-game losing streak overall. He has scored in double figures in 29 of 30 games this season.
• The win is the Gamecocks' second in their last nine meetings with Vanderbilt.
• For the Commodores, Jermaine Beal (21 points, eight rebounds) led the team in both categories.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-57 (.491)||21-49 (.429)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-15 (.333)||6-17 (.353)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-23 (.696)||25-30 (.833)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|