87
      Wednesday
      93 / 73
      Thursday
      93 / 72
      Friday
      92 / 73

      Gamecock women fall 61-52 at SEC tournament

      DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- Kristi Bellock scored 17 points, Karla Gilbert added 11 in a reserve role and No. 19 Texas A&M beat No. 17 South Carolina 61-52 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.

      The Aggies (22-9) snapped a three-game losing streak and will play No. 9 Tennessee in the semifinals Saturday.

      Ashley Bruner finished with 19 points and Ieasia Walker added 15 for South Carolina (24-7).

      Texas A&M survived a scare early in the second half when All-SEC center Kelsey Bone fell to the floor with a leg injury, but she later returned wearing a right knee brace after missing about 6 minutes.

      During Bone's absence, South Carolina took its first lead 1 minute later when Bruner's layup made it 30-29.

      But with Gilbert helping the front-line offense while Bone was off the floor, Texas A&M followed with an 11-1 run to go up 42-33 on Adrienne Pratcher's two free throws.