COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Tre Kelley scored 25 points and South Carolina broke a five-game losing streak with an 81-64 victory over Tennessee Saturday.
South Carolina gained control early, hitting eight of its season-high tying 13 3-pointers in the opening half. The Gamecocks also held the Southeastern Conference's top scorer, Chris Lofton, to 13 points. The Vols cut an eleven-point lead to 36-33 on Dane Bradshaw's layup to start the second half. But South Carolina took off on a 21-5 run over the next seven minutes that put the game away.