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Downey's 33 leads South Carolina past Auburn 80-71

Jan 9, 2010 - 9:09 PM AUBURN, Ala.(AP) -- Devan Downey scored 33 points to lead South Carolina to an 80-71 win over Auburn on Saturday in the team's Southeastern Conference opener.

Downey shot just 4-for-12 in the first half to lead his team with 10 points. The Gamecocks (10-5, 1-0) leading scorer with 18.5 per game, scored 23 in the second half to lead all scorers in the road win.

South Carolina trailed 7-0 to start the game after turning the ball on three of its first five possessions. The Gamecocks redeemed themselves and led 32-29 at the break. The first half included seven ties and five lead changes.

Auburn (9-7, 0-1) struggled with the Gamecocks' full court press, but tied the game at 52-52 with 10:06 to play. South Carolina went on an 8-0 run and never looked back.

Reserve Brendon Knox led Auburn with 22 points, DeWayne Reed scored 19, Lucas Hargrove had 12 and Frankie Sullivan added 10.






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    South Carolina 80, Auburn 71  FinalJan 9 8:01 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SOUTH CAROLINA 32 48 80
    AUBURN 29 42 71 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: SOUTH CAROLINA - DEVAN DOWNEY 33, SAM MULDROW 12, BRANDIS
    RALEY-ROSS 11
    AUBURN - BRENDON KNOX 22, DEWAYNE REED 19, THREE
    PLAYERS WITH 10

    Jan 9 3:46 PM
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    South Carolina 32, Auburn 29  HalfJan 9 2:36 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SOUTH CAROLINA 32 32
    AUBURN 29 29 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    SOUTH CAROLINA - DEVAN DOWNEY 10, SAM MULDROW 8,
    AUSTIN STEED 6
    AUBURN - BRENDON KNOX 9, TAY WALLER 8, FRANKIE
    SULLIVAN 6

    Jan 9 2:35 PM
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