Bruce Ellington scored 18 points for the Gamecocks, but it wasn't enough as Auburn defeated USC 74-71 Saturday afternoon in Columbia.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:50:11 GMT — COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Frankie Sullivan scored 17 points and Rob Chubb added 16 points and 10 rebounds as Auburn beat South Carolina 74-71 on Saturday. The Tigers (8-7, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) survived a game with 27 lead changes to win their second SEC game of the season. Auburn had started 0-2 in the SEC the past five years. Auburn took the lead for good after Sullivan's two free throws with 2:41 to go to put the Tigers ahead 73-71. Chubb missed one of two free throws with 35.2 seconds left, giving South Carolina (10-5, 0-2) one last chance. Brian Richardson missed a fairly open 3-pointer with 10 seconds left for the Gamecocks and Bruce Ellington forced up another 3-pointer against a double team.
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