February 23, 2002
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Adam Harrington scored 13 points and Kyle Davis had nine rebounds as Auburn held on to beat South Carolina 50-46 on Saturday.
Defense played a key role in the win for Auburn (12-13, 4-10 Southeastern Conference). The Tigers had 49 rebounds to just 25 for South Carolina (16-11, 6-8).
With 13 seconds left, Harrington scored a layup to make the score 50-43 Auburn. But South Carolina’s Carlos Powell then hit a 3-point shot to bring the Gamecocks within 4.
After two time-outs, Auburn controlled the ball for the remaining seconds to ensure the win.
Auburn led 28-18 at halftime. But South Carolina went on a 15-3 run with 15:37 left. The drive was capped by a layup by Powell that brought the Gamecocks within 2.
No Gamecock player scored more than nine points, with Powell, Chuck Eidson and Jamel Bradley each scoring nine.
Auburn shot 37.3 percent while holding South Carolina to just 28.8 percent.
Marquis Daniels had nine points and six assists for Auburn.
The Tigers have won 11 of their last 13 games against South Carolina.