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Final

(19) South Carolina 52

(16-3, 4-2 SEC)

Florida 44

(13-6, 2-3 SEC)

1:00 PM ET, January 20, 2013

Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

1 2 T
#19SCAR 24 2852
FLA 17 2744

Top Performers

South Carolina: K. Sessions 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Florida: J. Bonds 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

South Carolina overcomes 2nd-half scoring drought to outlast Florida

Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Khadijah Sessions had 15 points and No. 19 South Carolina held off Florida 52-44 Sunday despite a 9-minute scoreless drought.

The Gamecocks (16-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), whose 59 rebounds were the most in coach Dawn Staley's five seasons, led 17-6 early and 24-17 at halftime.

Jaterra Bonds, who paced the Gators with 16 points, tied it at 35 on a layup with 12:14 left, but South Carolina rattled off 10 straight points, capped by Ashley Bruner's layup with 9:39 remaining, and Elem Ibiam had two key blocks.

The Gamecocks would not score again -- missing 14 field goals and six free throws -- until Bruner made 1 of 2 free throws with 32 seconds left for a 46-42 lead.

After Sydney Moss' jumper made it 47-44, South Carolina hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 15 seconds.

Florida (13-6, 2-3) posted its lowest point total of the season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCAR
FLA
Points 52 44
FG Made-Attempted 15-64 (.234) 17-57 (.298)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 2-13 (.154)
FT Made-Attempted 17-33 (.515) 8-15 (.533)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 0

Game Leaders

 
SCAR
FLA
PointsK. Sessions 15J. Bonds 16
ReboundsA. Welch 12S. Moss 8
AssistsK. Sessions 2J. Miller 3
StealsT. Mitchell 1S. Moss 2
BlocksE. Ibiam 2V. McIntyre 3

2012-13 Season

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