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South Carolina hands LSU their fifth straight loss Wednesday night in Baton Rouge by the score of 64-56. Here is more from the LSU athletic department.

The LSU men’s basketball team charged back from a 13-point second half deficit to slice the margin down to four in the closing moments, but South Carolina fended off the Tigers to claim a 64-56 win Wednesday at the Maravich Center.LSU (10-12, 2-5 SEC) had three players reach double figures fueled by Andre Stringer’s 19 points, two away from matching his career high.

Garrett Green chipped in 12 points sparked by an 8-of-11 effort at the foul line and reached double figures for the fifth time in the last eight games. He also grabbed a game-best nine rebounds. Malcolm White was 5-of-11 from the floor en route to 10 points.

Down 57-44 with 5:52 remaining in the second half, the Tigers exploded for nine points in a 98-second span. White and Ralston Turner connected for jumpers coupled with an Aaron Dotson triple and a Stringer lay-up to pull LSU back to 57-53 at the 4:14 mark.

South Carolina (13-7, 4-3 SEC) regrouped after the final media timeout and scored seven of the final 10 points as the Gamecocks led for the entire 40 minutes. LSU was held without a basket for the last 4:14.

Trent Johnson’s squad will try to snap their losing streak at home this Saturday. LSU will battle Mississippi State at the PMAC with tip-off being set for 3:00. The game will be televised on the SEC network.

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