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Recap: Auburn 74, South Carolina 71
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Date: January 12, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
  

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Frankie Sullivan scored 17 points and Rob Chubb added 16 points and 10 rebounds as Auburn beat South Carolina 74-71 on Saturday.

The Tigers (8-7, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) survived 27 lead changes to win their second SEC game of the season. Auburn had started 0-2 in the SEC the past five years.

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Auburn took the lead for good after Sullivan's two free throws with 2:41 to go to put the Tigers up 73-71. Chubb missed one of two free throws with 35.2 seconds left, giving South Carolina (10-5, 0-2) one last chance.

Brian Richardson missed a fairly open 3-pointer with 10 seconds left and Bruce Ellington forced up another 3-pointer that didn't have a chance against a double team as the Gamecocks started SEC play 0-2 for a second year in a row.

It was the second straight game in which Ellington couldn't get off a good shot on South Carolina's final possession. He led the Gamecocks with 18 points. Damien Leonard added 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Tigers shot 58.5 percent (24 of 41) but turned over the ball 17 times to keep South Carolina in it. Brian Greene Jr. scored 14 points, making all six of his shots, two of them behind the arc.

Auburn appeared ready to pull away after Sullivan hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Tigers their biggest lead of the game at 46-42 with 16 minutes left.

But Sullivan missed a pair of free throws the next trip down and Leonard buried a 3-pointer. The Gamecocks eventually built a 61-57 lead on Leonard's fifth 3 of the game with eight minutes to go.

But Chubb got a layup inside the next trip down, and neither team would lead by three the rest of the way until Chubb's final free throw.

Chubb's 16 points was his second-highest total in an SEC game. He scored 18 the last time the Tigers played in Columbia, a 79-64 win in 2011. Chubb forgot his shoes that day and had to play in a pair of size 16s borrowed from South Carolina.

The teams went back-and-forth during the first 20 minutes with the lead changing hands 12 times. The Gamecocks held Sullivan, the SEC's third-leading scorer at 17 points a game, to seven points in the first half.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 AUB  +130   +3   136.5 
 SCAR  -150   -3   
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 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
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 SCAR  -145   -2.5   
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 SCAR  81%   62%   n/a 
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 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Jan 12
 
    Georgetown at St Johns
11:00 AM EDT
    Virginia at Clemson
12:00 PM EDT
    Delaware at Georgia State
12:00 PM EDT
    Minnesota at Indiana
12:00 PM EDT
    Duke at North Carolina State
12:00 PM EDT
    Villanova at Syracuse
12:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at Towson
12:00 PM EDT
    Marquette at Pittsburgh
12:00 PM EDT
    Tennessee at Alabama
1:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Georgia
1:45 PM EDT
    Auburn at South Carolina
1:45 PM EDT
    Kansas State at West Virginia
1:45 PM EDT
    UCLA at Colorado
2:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Florida State
2:00 PM EDT
    Texas at Iowa State
2:00 PM EDT
    Bradley at Northern Iowa
2:00 PM EDT
    Valparaiso at Wisconsin Milwaukee
2:00 PM EDT
    Illinois at Wisconsin
2:15 PM EDT
    Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
2:30 PM EDT
    Fresno State at New Mexico
3:00 PM EDT
    Tulane at Southern Methodist
3:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
3:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at North Dakota
3:00 PM EDT
    Washington State at California
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    Harvard at Dartmouth
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    William Mary at Hofstra
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    Texas AM at Kentucky
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    Florida at Louisiana State
4:00 PM EDT
    Kansas at Texas Tech
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    George Washington at Xavier
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    Boston College at Wake Forest
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    Detroit at Cleveland State
4:30 PM EDT
    Vanderbilt at Arkansas
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    Southern Cal at Utah
6:00 PM EDT
    Montana at Northern Colo
6:30 PM EDT
    Northridge at UC Irvine
7:00 PM EDT
    Hawaii at Long Beach State
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    Colorado State at San Diego State
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    Drake at Illinois State
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    Missouri at Mississippi
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    Indiana State at Southern Illinois
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    Arizona at Oregon State
8:00 PM EDT
    Florida Atlantic at W. Kentucky
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    Memphis at UAB
8:30 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Eastern Washington
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    Cal Riverside at Cal State Fullerton
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    Idaho State at Southern Utah
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    Santa Barbara at UC Davis
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    Air Force at UNLV
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    Cal Poly SLO at Pacific
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    Northern Arizona at Portland State
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    Washington at Stanford
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