"I just got to go out there and hold his hand". You got a potential for a shock there. I got to go out there and not have him sit up and look at it.
The sophomore's screams of pain were heard over the live broadcast immediately after the incident.
The Tigers trailed by as many as 26 points in the first half and then lost Anfernee McLemore, the SEC's blocked shot leader, to a season-ending injury.
"That's not my first time experiencing that", Spencer said.
"What I seen, I just, I don't know what to say".
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Auburn fell to SC, 84-75, on Saturday afternoon, but the loss is of little importance to the Tigers right now. He's out for the next four to six months, which is a huge loss ahead of the tournament.
SC coach Frank Martin, his team and the Gamecocks fans offered an extremely classy response to McLemore's injury. "Unbelievable kid. I don't know him that well but numerous people that know him on other coaching staffs tell me he's an unbelievable young man. God bless him and he'll be okay. We were talking. It was really classy of coach Martin to come over..." Myers pulled up halfway into the paint for a floater and drew a foul on Auburn's Desean Murray.
SC led 46-25 at halftime as Auburn was 1-of-11 on 3-pointers, committed nine turnovers and was out-rebounded 21-14.
With McLemore being in a cast starting likely Sunday, Auburn (23-4, 11-3 SEC) will have to operate the rest of the 2017-18 season with only two frontcourt players who stand over 6-foot-7 in height (Horace Spencer and Chuma Okeke).
Auburn made a strong run in the second half getting within five points with 6:58 left, but SC answered with a 7-0 run as the Tigers missed their next five shot attempts and committed three turnovers over the next four minutes.