Mississippi State surprises South Carolina 68-58

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Gavin Ware had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 68-58 upset of South Carolina on Saturday.  

It was Ware's eighth double-double of the season and the Bulldogs (13-15, 6-10 SEC) have won four of their last six conference games. Quinndary Weatherspoon and Craig Sword had 14 points apiece for Mississippi State, while Fred Thomas added 12. The Bulldogs shot over 45 percent.

South Carolina (23-6, 10-6) was led by Sindarius Thornwell with 12 points. Duane Notice had 10 points and was the only other Gamecock in double digits. The Gamecocks shot just 36.7 percent for the game and had 21 turnovers. Leading scorer Michael Carrera, who entered at 14.8 points, was held to six on 1-of-8 shooting.