The South Carolina Gamecocks relinquished a 15-point second half lead, but outscored the LSU Tigers 11-2 in overtime to prevail, 83-74.
After Tremont Waters sent the game to the extra session with a tying-three, Hassani Gravett made up for five turnovers with five of the Gamecocks’ OT tallies.
After a lethargic first half, South Carolina built some space with 17-2 run over a six-minute stretch, holding LSU without points for 5:11 of game play. The Tigers helped the Gamecocks out with six of their 14 turnovers in that span.
USC led 60-45 with 9:50 to play, but LSU closed the half on a 27-12 run capped by Waters’ equalizer.
On senior night, South Carolina’s two graduate transfers led the way with Frank Booker scoring 25 points and Wesley Myers adding 23.
Gravett said he didn’t want to lose the game for the two seniors:
USC Players Press Conference (Hassani Gravett, Frank Booker & Wesley Myers)
Head Coach Frank Martin said they were fortunate to win after letting LSU back into the contest:
USC Head Coach Frank Martin
South Carolina (16-14, 7-10 SEC) concludes the regular season Saturday at Auburn, looking for a season-series sweep.