COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP) -- Bruce Ellington scored 14 points, including a critical 3-pointer in the final minute as South Carolina broke a six-game losing streak to rival Clemson, 64-60, on Sunday.
The Gamecocks (6-1) led 58-55 when Ellington, a freshman, dribbled away much of the 35 second clock before striking for a 3 from the left side of the arc.
Clemson (5-3) got within 62-60 on Andre Young's two foul shots with 16 seconds to go. But Sam Muldrow followed with a pair of free throws of his own to ice things for South Carolina.
Muldrow finished with 13 points and five blocks in the series closest game since the Tigers began their streak in 2004 with a 63-62 win.
Ellington is cousins with the Clemson football team's leading rusher, tailback Andre Ellington.
Young had 15 points to lead Clemson.