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>>

  • Future looks bright for hockey in Columbus

    Future looks bright for hockey in Columbus

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-06-22 02:56:32 GMT
    (Source: WTVM File)(Source: WTVM File)

    The future now looking a little brighter for pro hockey in Columbus. Wednesday, the potential new owner for the area's minor-league hockey team making his first public statements to the media.

    More >>

    The future now looking a little brighter for pro hockey in Columbus. Wednesday, the potential new owner for the area's minor-league hockey team making his first public statements to the media.

    More >>
  • PGA Tour set to return to Opelika

    PGA Tour set to return to Opelika

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-06-22 03:54:53 GMT
    You can start the countdown clock. The Barbasol Championship is now less than one month away.  The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Grand National Course in Opelika isn't exactly tournament ready just yet with plenty of work remaining to be done to get things ready. But Wednesday’s long soaking rains had tournament director Jonathan Romeo thrilled with the way the course is shaping up.  “We’ve been fortunate with the weather we've had over the past few weeks...More >>
    You can start the countdown clock. The Barbasol Championship is now less than one month away.  The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Grand National Course in Opelika isn't exactly tournament ready just yet with plenty of work remaining to be done to get things ready. But Wednesday’s long soaking rains had tournament director Jonathan Romeo thrilled with the way the course is shaping up.  “We’ve been fortunate with the weather we've had over the past few weeks...More >>
  • New owner to purchase Columbus pro hockey team

    New owner to purchase Columbus pro hockey team

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:57:23 GMT
    (Source: WTVM File)(Source: WTVM File)

    Hockey may be returning to Columbus in 2018. Fidel Jenkins, a real estate broker based New York City, is in final negotiations with the Southern Professional Hockey League to purchase rights to the Columbus franchise.

    More >>

    Hockey may be returning to Columbus in 2018. Fidel Jenkins, a real estate broker based New York City, is in final negotiations with the Southern Professional Hockey League to purchase rights to the Columbus franchise.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly