Scores

Final

South Carolina 57

(9-14, 1-8 SEC)

Tennessee 69

(12-12, 4-5 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, February 8, 2012

    Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    SC 27 3057
    TENN 35 3469

    Top Performers

    South Carolina: B. Ellington 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tennessee: S. McBee 18 Pts, 1 Stl

    Tennessee 69, South Carolina 57

    Associated Press

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Skylar McBee scored a career-high 18 points to lead Tennessee to a 69-57 win against South Carolina on Wednesday night.

    McBee, in his second career start, hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and sank all six of his free throws.

    His second trey of the game gave the Volunteers (12-12, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) the ultimate lead with 2:01 left in a first half that featured six ties and six lead changes. The basket launched an 8-0 run to close out the half, and Tennessee led 35-27 at the break.

    The Vols led 51-36 with 12:40 left, but South Carolina went on an 8-0 run of its own. The Gamecocks (9-14, 1-8) pulled within 58-55 on a three-point play by Bruce Ellington with 4:07 left, but it was as close as they would get.

    Tennessee outshot South Carolina 50 percent to 33.9 percent

    Ellington led South Carolina with 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SC
    TENN
    Points 57 69
    FG Made-Attempted 19-56 (.339) 19-38 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 21-26 (.808)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 15

    2011-12 Season

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