Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/16/13
Michael Carrera's 23 points led four South Carolina players in double figures as the Gamecocks defeated LSU 80-73 in overtime Wednesday night to give first-year coach Frank Martin his first Southeastern Conference victory. Carrera scored 21 points after halftime, including 10 in overtime, when the Gamecocks (11-5, 1-2) outscored the Tigers 13-4. Brenton Williams added 16 points for South Carolina, while RJ Slawson and Lakeem Jackson each scored 11. Jackson added 11 rebounds to pace all players. The Tigers (9-5, 0-3) led 69-65 with 2:41 to go before giving up a layup by Carrera and two free throws by Williams. LSU guard Anthony Hickey made a steal with the shot clock turned off but failed to create a shot before Johnny O'Bryant III missed a game-winning jumper attempt for the Tigers. LSU shot the 3-pointer effectively to open the second half, connecting on five of its first seven 3-point tries, including four by Anthony Hickey, who finished with 18 points. He also grabbed seven r...
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