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Game preview: South Carolina travels to No. 14 Auburn searching for another upset

The Gamecocks shocked the Tigers in Columbia last month. Can they do it again on the road?

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina (16-14, 7-10 SEC) vs. No. 14 Auburn (24-6, 12-5)

Start time: 3:30 p.m.

TV: SEC Network

Live stream: watchespn.com

Last game

The Gamecocks got an emotional victory in their home finale, outlasting LSU 84-73 in overtime as seniors Frank Booker and Wes Myers combined for 48 points. Booker (25 points, 6-of-7 shooting from 3) and Myers (23 points) put up memorable performances for their Senior Night sendoff, and Hassani Gravett stepped up with six huge points in the extra period. South Carolina blew a 15-point second-half lead, and turned the ball over with seconds left to allow LSU a game-tying 3-pointer. But it all worked out in the end, as the Tigers went scoreless in overtime and the seniors wrapped up their Columbia campaign with a win.

What to watch for

The last time South Carolina met Auburn, the Gamecocks stunned the then-No. 10 Tigers with an 84-75 victory in Columbia. But Auburn has a sparkling 14-1 record at home, and the Tigers lead the SEC in scoring offense (84.2 points per game), scoring margin (+11), and free-throw percentage (78.7%). This game also holds SEC Tournament seeding implications, as South Carolina is currently in a tie for 10th in the league standings. A win over Auburn would help it hang on to that.