Wednesday Jan. 21, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Zam Fredrick's layup as time expired lifted South Carolina to 70-69 victory over No. 24 Florida.
The Gamecocks (13-4, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) trailed 67-60 with less than three minutes left. Devan Downey began the comeback with four straight foul shots and his 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left cut the lead to 69-67.
After Nick Calathes missed a foul shot, Fredrick had the chance to tie the game as he went to the line with 4.7 seconds to go but missed his second attempt.
Chandler Parsons had the chance to ice it at the line for Florida with 3.3 seconds remaining. He, too, missed the foul shot. Mike Holmes rebounded the miss, and threw a long pass to the streaking Fredrick who laid the ball in as time expired. The loss ended the 10-game win streak of Florida (16-3, 3-1).
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