No. 13 South Carolina holds off Arkansas 55-51 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

No. 13 South Carolina holds off Arkansas 55-51

FAYETVILLE, Ark (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points with 11 rebounds in leading No. 13 South Carolina to a 55-51 win over previously undefeated, yet unranked Arkansas in their Southeastern Conference opener on Thursday night.

South Carolina (13-1, 1-0, SEC) held the Razorbacks to 16 first half points and led 28-16 at halftime. Arkansas (13-1, 0-1 SEC) did not hit double figures as a team until 12:30 into the game.

Both teams have held their opponent point totals to the mid-40's this season while averaging 77 points each offensively. But the Razorbacks slow start hurt them throughout the second half as South Carolina was relentless defensively.

The Gamecocks only shot 40 percent for the night but they were able to maintain a comfortable lead in the second half, forcing Arkansas into a fouling situation to which Mitchell made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 40 seconds to lock in the victory.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • #2 Red Raider baseball wins 10th straight

    #2 Red Raider baseball wins 10th straight

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:12:43 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    Coming off a weather-delayed win that ended at 11:47 p.m., the #2 Red Raiders baseball team was back out on the diamond 2 p.m. Wednesday and their bats didn’t need a wake-up call. 

    Coming off a weather-delayed win that ended at 11:47 p.m., the #2 Red Raiders baseball team was back out on the diamond 2 p.m. Wednesday and their bats didn’t need a wake-up call. 

  • ABC Rodeo celebrates 75 years this week

    ABC Rodeo celebrates 75 years this week

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-03-29 21:19:50 GMT
    ABC Rodeo (Source: KCBD)ABC Rodeo (Source: KCBD)

    The ABC Pro Rodeo is celebrating their 75th year here in Lubbock. Organizers say this is more than just an event, it's a tradition.

    The ABC Pro Rodeo is celebrating their 75th year here in Lubbock. Organizers say this is more than just an event, it's a tradition.

  • Lady Plainsmen sign to play college softball

    Lady Plainsmen sign to play college softball

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-03-29 20:59:53 GMT
    Source: KCBD PhotoSource: KCBD Photo

    Monterey's Megyn Castillo signed to play college softball at McMurry in Abilene Wednesday in Plainsmen Alley.

    Monterey's Megyn Castillo signed to play college softball at McMurry in Abilene Wednesday in Plainsmen Alley.

Powered by Frankly