Devan Downey scored 33 for SC which beat Auburn 80-71 at Beard-Eaves. Brendon Knox scored 22 for AU and DeWayne Reed added 19 points and eight assists. Lucas Hargrove had a double-double, 12 points and 12 boards. The Tigers shot 44.6 percent from the field, but just 2-of-15 from 3-point range. They were also 11-of-21 from the free throw line while SC was 11-of-25 from three and 13-of-17 free throws.
AU has got to get their shooting down. They have good players, just have to put the ball in the hole. They have good shooters in Tay Waller, Reed and Frankie Sullivan, just need to get to work on it. Next up for AU: UT Thursday Night in Knoxville at 6 p.m on ESPN 2. AU fell to 9-7 and 0-1 in SEC.