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Downey's 29 leads South Carolina over LSU 67-58

Jan 14, 2010 - 4:23 AM By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP) -- Devan Downey scored 29 points and had seven rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 67-58 win over LSU on Wednesday night.

The Gamecocks (11-5, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed for most of the game before going on a 17-1 run that started when Lakeem Jackson's put back cut LSU's lead to 49-47 with just under 9 minutes to go.

Downey had nine points during the run, including a driving layup high off the backboard with just under 8 minutes to go, giving the Gamecocks their first lead since early in the first half at 51-49 with 7:55 to go.

South Carolina then put the game away with a nine-point burst in 80 seconds, included a layup, a steal and a 3-pointer from Downey.

Storm Warren led LSU (9-7, 0-2) with 19 points, but just four came in the second half.