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      Free throws help Gamecocks put away Auburn

      Dawn Staley and the No. 15 Gamecocks improved to 19-3 overall and 7-2 in the SEC with a 59-51 win over Auburn Sunday.
      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Khadijah Sessions had a career-high 19 points off the bench as No. 15 South Carolina won its fifth straight game 59-51 over Southeastern Conference foe Auburn Sunday. Sessions was 5-of-9 shooting and 8 of 9 at the foul line for the Gamecocks (19-3, 7-2). Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch each added 10 points. Reigning SEC Player of the Week Ieasia Walker pitched in eight points on just 2-of-7 shooting for South Carolina, though she did dish out five assists and record four steals. Auburn's Hasina Muhammad entered having scored in double figures in 23 straight games -- the eighth-longest streak in the country -- but managed just seven points Sunday. Tyrese Tanner and Tra'Cee Tanner each had 10 points for the Tigers (13-9, 2-7), who have lost six straight and seven of eight. South Carolina's defense held Auburn to just 39.3 percent shooting (22 of 56), including 2-of-8 3-point shooting.