Per ESPN: NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A night that was mostly a statistical disaster for South Carolina somehow ended happily because Tyrone Johnson executed a final play just as Gamecocks coach Frank Martin envisioned.
Several seconds after Jarvis Summers' four-point play put Mississippi ahead 58-57, Johnson took Laimonas Chatkevicius' inbounds pass and took a couple of dribbles past midcourt and prepared to launch a desperation 3-pointer that realistically had no chance with two Mississippi players contesting it. Complete Recap Box Score Top Performers:
South Carolina: M. Carrera 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl
Ole Miss: L. White 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast
(11) South Carolina will play (3) Georgia on Friday.