Saturday, January 24, 2009. (AP) -- Devan Downey scored 22 points and South Carolina defeated Mississippi 82-71 on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), who defeated No. 24 Florida on a shot at the buzzer Wednesday night, went on a 26-5 run against the Rebels that started with the last basket of the first half and carried over to the first eight minutes of the second.
Downey hit a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in the first half to give the Gamecocks the lead for good at 37-35. Dominique Archie and Mike Holmes then led a charge that saw South Carolina score the first 11 points of the second half.
The Rebels (10-9, 1-4) missed their five field goal attempts in second half, before David Huertas hit two free throws. Mississippi didn't make a field goal until the 11:23 mark when Huertus hit a 3-pointer.
Huertas scored 25 points for Mississippi.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.