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, South Carolina was edged by Auburn 74-71 in conference play. Damien Leonard played well for the Gamecocks and got a season-high 17 points, shooting 5 of 8 from three-point range. Bruce Ellington had a season-high 18 points. Frankie Sullivan got a team-high 17 points and five assists for the Tigers. South Carolina (10-5, 0-2 SEC) gets LSU (9-4, 0-2 SEC) on the road on Wednesday, January 16th.

South Carolina Game Notes

  • South Carolina started 10-5 during the 2010, 2009, 2006, 2004, 2001, 2000, and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Gamecocks have been unlucky 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, South Carolina is 28-25 in close games.
  • South Carolina has lost 83% of the time this season (1-5) after recording 71 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 44.4% or better this season, South Carolina has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • USC set a season low for rebounds (31).
  • The Gamecocks have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 1st loss of the season where the Gamecocks opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--USC has a 6.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • 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 had career highs with 5 three-pointers, 9 rebounds, and 6 offensive rebounds.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Michael Carrera.

Auburn Game Notes

  • The Tigers won this one, but have lost 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Auburn is 26-26 in close games.
  • 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 9 times in 15 games this season.
  • Rob Chubb has led the team in rebounding 7 times in 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 set a career high with 7 assists.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Noel Johnson.
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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