Carrera's 20 points lift Gamecocks over Gators 73-69 OT

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Michael Carrera scored 20 points including the go-ahead foul shots in overtime to lift South Carolina to a 73-69 victory over Florida on Saturday.

The Gamecocks (22-5, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) trailed 39-32 early in the second half before rallying to force the extra period and end a seven-game losing streak to the Gators (17-10, 8-6).

Carrera's free throws with 1:36 to go in overtime put South Carolina up 70-69.

Florida, trailing 72-69, had a chance to tie in the final 10 seconds, but Chris Chiozza missed a 3-pointer.

Sindarius Thornwell added 17 points for South Carolina and Carrera grabbed 15 rebounds for his third straight double-double and ninth this season.

Dorian Finney-Smith had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Gators.

The Florida senior had a chance to end things in regulation, but missed a foul shot that left the game tied with 20 seconds remaining.