Auburn vs. South Carolina: Recap and Stats

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Auburn vs. South Carolina: Recap and Stats
Auburn 74
(8-7, 1-2 away)
South Carolina 71
(10-5, 8-3 home)
Venue: Colonial Life Arena
1:45PM ET / 10:45AM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Auburn 38 36 74
South Carolina 39 32 71
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Auburn F Sullivan 17 R Chubb 10 J Wallace 7
South Carolina B Ellington 18 D Leonard 9 M Carrera 5

On Saturday, January 12th, Auburn just barely beat South Carolina 74-71 in SEC action. The Tigers were led by Frankie Sullivan, who put up a team-high 17 points plus five assists. Rob Chubb got a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Damien Leonard finished with a season-high 17 points for the Gamecocks, making 5 of 8 from three-point range. Next up for Auburn (8-7, 2-0 SEC) is Arkansas (10-5, 1-1 SEC) on Wednesday, January 16th on the road.

Auburn Game Notes

  • The last time Auburn started the season 8-7 was 2005.
  • The win over South Carolina extended the Auburn winning streak to 3 games.
  • Auburn beat the spread by 6 points. That makes the 8th time this season the Tigers have beaten the spread.
  • The Tigers have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Auburn is 26-26 in close games.
  • The Tigers have won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after recording 9 or more steals.
  • Auburn has won 86% of the time this season (6-1) when opponents record 11 or fewer free throws made.
  • The Tigers set a season high for field goal percentage (0.585).
  • The last time Auburn had a field goal percentage of 58.5% or higher was Feb 20, 2010 against Arkansas.
  • Auburn set a season low for rebounds (24).
  • This is the 5th win of the season where the Tigers came back after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Frankie Sullivan and Rob Chubb) accounted for 44.5% of the points.
  • Rob Chubb accounted for 41.6% of the team's rebounds.
  • Frankie Sullivan has led the team in scoring in 9 out of 15 games this season.
  • Rob Chubb has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 15 games this season.
  • Frankie Sullivan has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Rob Chubb recorded the 7th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Rob Chubb recorded a double-double. It was his 3rd this season and 4th of his career.
  • Josh Wallace had a career high with 7 assists.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Noel Johnson.

South Carolina Game Notes

  • The Gamecocks have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, South Carolina is 28-25 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Bruce Ellington and Damien Leonard) accounted for 49.2% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Damien Leonard and Michael Carrera) accounted for 51.6% of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (21) than the starters (8).
  • Damien Leonard set career highs with 5 three-pointers, 9 rebounds, and 6 offensive rebounds.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Michael Carrera.
AU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+F. Sullivan401745201
ARob Chubb3116100316
BBrian Greene Jr281411011
C+Josh Wallace29117102
C+Allen Payne34831203
C+Noel Johnson9900002
CS. Johnson14510101
CA. Dixon-Tatum9400011
-Jordon Granger6000000
USC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADamien Leonard331792001
ABruce Ellington361815202
B+RJ Slawson9451001
BMichael Carrera24675024
BLakeem Jackson281023100
B-M. Kacinas17640012
CEric Smith311002003
DB. Richardson14011101
-B. Williams6000001

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