The South Carolina Gamecocks played witness to the Auburn Tigers clinching the regular-season title in the SEC as the Tigers prevailed 79-70 over USC Saturday.
South Carolina had a two-point lead at the half, but Auburn’s aggression led to nine more free-throw attempts than the visiting side.
Frank Booker had a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds, as did Chris Silva with 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Gamecocks.
South Carolina finishes the regular season 16-15, going 7-11 in SEC play, finishing in 11th place.
USC will play next on the opening day of the SEC Tournament in St. Louis, facing last place Ole Miss. The Gamecocks lost their only game against the Rebels, opening SEC play with a 74-69 loss on December 31st.
To hear South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin’s postgame press conference, click below: