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South Carolina defeats Florida 77-71

Feb 11, 2010 - 3:24 AM By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP) -- Devan Downey scored 24 points to lead South Carolina to a 77-71 win over Florida on Wednesday night.

Downey was off his nearly 31-point average in Southeastern Conference games, but he finally got help from his teammates. Brandis Raley-Ross added 20 for the Gamecocks (14-9, 5-4).

Florida (17-7, 6-4) led for most of the game. But the Gators scored just one field goal in 6 minutes late in the second half as South Carolina turned a 53-all tie into a 67-57 lead.

Florida shot 56 percent from the field, but turned the ball over 20 times and shot 10-for-23 from the foul line to hurt its hopes of making the NCAA tournament for the first time since winning the national title in 2007.

South Carolina missed its first 10 3-pointers, but shot 6-of-12 the rest of the way from behind the arc.








  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 35 36 71
    SOUTH CAROLINA 31 46 77 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: FLORIDA - ERVING WALKER 20, KENNY BOYNTON 13,
    CHANDLER PARSONS 13
    SOUTH CAROLINA - DEVAN DOWNEY 24, BRANDIS RALEY-ROSS 20,
    SAM MULDROW 16

    Feb 10 10:02 PM
  • 36
    roots
    NereidVT Added 5 roots

    Florida 64, South Carolina 70  2nd - 0:32Feb 10 9:56 PM
  • 31
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 24 roots (Close Finish)

    Florida 57, South Carolina 61  2nd - 2:17Feb 10 9:44 PM
  • 7
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    RUWTbot Took away 11 roots

    Florida 54, South Carolina 61  2nd - 4:04Feb 10 9:38 PM
  • 18
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    RUWTbot Added 18 roots (Close Finish)

    Florida 53, South Carolina 56  2nd - 5:55Feb 10 9:34 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 35 35
    SOUTH CAROLINA 31 31 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    FLORIDA - ERVING WALKER 9, CHANDLER PARSONS 8,
    ALEX TYUS 6
    SOUTH CAROLINA - SAM MULDROW 10, DEVAN DOWNEY 8, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 4

    Feb 10 8:44 PM