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Nov. 21, 2009

Final Stats

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -Devan Downey scored 17 points and South Carolina reached the championship game of the Charleston Classic by downing South Florida 69-66 on Friday night at Carolina First Arena.

South Carolina (4-0) plays Miami at 6 p.m. on Sunday for the tournament championship.

South Florida (3-1) will play North Carolina-Wilmington at 3:30 p.m. in a consolation game.

Clutch free-throw shooting aided the Gamecocks down the stretch against the Bulls, as South Carolina made 11 of 14 in the last 1:49.

South Florida jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first half against South Carolina, but the Gamecocks cut the margin to six at halftime.

South Carolina took a 40-38 lead at the 14:36 mark of the second half. While they never gave up the lead from that point on, the game was tight the remainder of the way.

Augustus Gilchrist led USF with 19 points.

South Carolina senior forward Dominique Archie tallied his 1,000th career point in the victory. Archie finished with 15.

Team Stats Comparison
Points 69 66
FG Made-Attempted 23-62 (37.1%) 21-48 (43.8%)
3P Made-Attempted 2-17 (11.8%) 5-13 (38.5%)
FT Made-Attempted 21-30 (70%) 19-27 (70.4%)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0) 22 (0)
Game Leaders
South Carolina South Florida
Points D. Downey 17 A. Gilchrist 19
Rebounds M. Holmes 8 J. Famous 9
Assists L. Jackson 2 D. Jones 5
Steals 3 players with 2 4 players with 1
Blocks S. Muldrow 6 Gilchrist/Jones 1
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