Tigers continue SEC play against Gamecocks
by Robert E. Lee / SPORTS BEAT REPORTER
Jan 18, 2012 | 1428 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tigers will look to improve their SEC record Saturday against South Carolina. The Gamecocks (8–9, 0–3) have lost their last three games and are in last place in the SEC.

Auburn won last year's meeting in Colombia 79–64.

South Carolina used center Sam Muldrow to take advantage of Auburn’s front line last year, but after losing him in the off-season the Gamecocks are looking to forwards Damontre Harris or Lakeem Jackson to take Muldrow's place in the paint.

Carolina averages almost 70 points a game this season and scored 64 points against No. 2 Kentucky earlier this month.

After losing to Vanderbilt three days following Auburn's loss to the Commodores, Gamecocks coach Darrin Horn said his team needs to continue to work on a complete game.

“We've got to continue to find a way to put all those good things together over the course of 40 minutes,” Horn said. “It's going to continue to be a challenge to have guys step up and do what they're capable of doing, night in, night out.”

Senior forward Malik Cooke is South Carolina’s leading scorer, while Damontre Harris recorded his first career double-double against Vanderbilt this season.

Tip-off is at 12:30 p.m. and there will be an AU license plate giveaway for the first 1,000 fans in attendance, as well as the Gold Flake shootout for a chance at $5,000.
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