Anthony Gill hit a tiebreaking 3-pionter with 1:19 left and Bruce Ellington and Malik Cooke had clinching free throws to lift South Carolina to a 58-55 victory over Clemson on Sunday.
Andre Young had a desperation 3-pointer fall short of the basket as time ran out for the Tigers (4-3), at what had been a festive Littlejohn Coliseum. The crowd celebrated the school's Atlantic Coast Conference football champions at halftime and hoped to cap things off with a basketball win in the state rivalry.
But the Gamecocks (3-5) rallied from seven points down in the second half to win their second straight over Clemson. Gill had 10 points to lead South Carolina, none bigger than his long distance shot from the right center with it tied at 49.