No. 13 South Carolina holds off Arkansas 55-51 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

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.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • Lions dominate Corpus Christi in Week two win

    Lions dominate Corpus Christi in Week two win

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:42:32 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    One week after a tough loss to the Jacksonville Sharks, the Columbus Lions got back on track with a runaway victory over the Corpus Christi Rage, 85-18.   Columbus’s offense fired

    More >>

    One week after a tough loss to the Jacksonville Sharks, the Columbus Lions got back on track with a runaway victory over the Corpus Christi Rage, 85-18. 

    More >>
  • Columbus Cottonmouths down Roanoke in overtime

    Columbus Cottonmouths down Roanoke in overtime

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:27:47 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Just one playoff spot remains in the SPHL, and the Columbus Cottonmouths took one more step toward clinching it. 

    More >>

    Just one playoff spot remains in the SPHL, and the Columbus Cottonmouths took one more step toward clinching it. 

    More >>
  • Columbus State takes down #4 Armstrong State tennis team

    Columbus State takes down #4 Armstrong State tennis team

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:21:01 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Columbus State’s men’s and women’s tennis teams pulled off a huge victory on the courts Saturday, dropping the #4 ranked Armstrong State Pirates 6-3.   The 9th-ranked

    More >>

    Columbus State’s men’s and women’s tennis teams pulled off a huge victory on the courts Saturday, dropping the #4 ranked Armstrong State Pirates 6-3. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly