By STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Michael Carrera scored 14 points and shot 6 of 7 on Saturday as South Carolina defeated Tennessee 60-49 to end a 15-game losing streak in this series.
South Carolina (15-15, 6-12 SEC) capped the regular season by beating Tennessee (15-15, 7-11) for the first time since an 81-64 triumph in Columbia on Feb. 17, 2007. The Gamecocks hadn't defeated the Volunteers in Knoxville since Jan. 23, 2002.
Duane Notice had 12 points and Tyrone Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell each added 10 for South Carolina, which pulled ahead for good with a 21-4 run in the first half. Josh Richardson and Robert Hubbs scored 14 points each for Tennessee. Richardson, playing his final scheduled home game, also had six rebounds and six assists.
Tennessee continued its home struggles in conference play. Although Tennessee is 5-4 in conference road games, the Vols are just 2-7 in SEC home matchups.