Anfernee McLemore suffers season-ending injury in loss at SC


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The first half followed a simple formula: Auburn missed a shot or turned the ball over, and SC usually responded by capitalizing on the other end.

Auburn starting forward Anfernee McLemore left the court on a stretcher after a gruesome-looking injury to his left leg late in the first half against SC on Saturday.

Auburn was trailing, 45-23, at the time of McLemore's injury. With McLemore out on Saturday, Okeke contributed 11 points and nine rebounds. An Auburn spokesperson confirmed the injury is a dislocation of McLemore's left ankle and he was taken to a nearby hospital in Columbia for further medical care.

The Tigers trailed by as many as 26 points in the first half and then lost Anfernee McLemore, the SEC's blocked shot leader, to a season-ending injury.

The No. 10 Auburn Tigers (23-3) have won their last two games including a 76-66 victory over Kentucky in which Jared Harper scored 18 points in 4 of 11 shooting from the field.

Ultimately, the Tigers ran out of gas as SC won by a final score of 84-75.

Auburn made a strong run in the second half getting within five points with 6:58 left, but SC answered with a 7-0 run as the Tigers missed their next five shot attempts and committed three turnovers over the next four minutes.

Mustapha Heron led Auburn with 16 points, just four of those coming in the second half. The Tigers actually rebounded to get back in the game by the end.

Chris Silva had 14 points and 11 rebounds for SC, his sixth double-double of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network.