Gamecocks Beat LSU in SEC Home Opener

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Devan Downey scored 29 points and had seven rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 67-58 win over LSU on Wednesday night. The Gamecocks (11-5, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed for most of the game before going on a 17-1 run that started when Lakeem Jackson’s put back cut LSU’s lead to 49-47 with just under 9 minutes to go.Downey had nine points during the run, including a driving layup high off the backboard with just under 8 minutes to go, giving the Gamecocks their first lead since early in the first half at 51-49 with 7:55 to go.South Carolina then put the game away with a nine-point burst in 80 seconds, included a layup, a steal and a 3-pointer from Downey.Storm Warren led LSU (9-7, 0-2) with 19 points, but just four came in the second half.