• News
  • World

Anfernee McLemore shares positive news after horrific injury

Anfernee McLemore shares positive news after horrific injury

Saturday's loss certainly wasn't the first time Auburn was down double digits at halftime but South Carolina's 26-point lead right before that Heron dunk eclipsed its biggest 2017-18 deficit by almost ten points.

Next up for Auburn is a home matchup against Alabama Wednesday night.

Depth was already an issue for Auburn, which makes the loss of McLemore for potentially the rest of Saturday's game and beyond all the more concerning.

McLemore came down hard late in the first half while on defense.

Auburn starting forward Anfernee McLemore left the court on a stretcher after a gruesome-looking injury to his left leg late in the first half against SC on Saturday. He said that despite dislocating his ankle, fracturing his tibia, and tearing ligaments, he should be back in 4-6 months.

The Tigers (23-4, 11-3 Southeastern Conference) had won seven of their past eight and were heavy favorites to keep that going at SC (14-13, 5-9). Instead, the Gamecocks used a 21-1 run in the first half on the way to a 37-11 lead.

Emotional teammates gathered near the bench as medical personnel attended to McLemore, then surrounded him as he was taken off the court. With McLemore out on Saturday, Okeke contributed 11 points and nine rebounds. With Austin Wiley ineligible, McLemore has been the Tigers' most consistent interior presence. SC will need to channel the effort against Auburn if it hopes to make some noise down the stretch.

Auburn entered the weekend ranked No. 10 in the country and is enjoying a breakout season under fourth-year head coach Bruce Pearl. Holden missed the past 11 games with a hamstring injury.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

Breaking News


Sacramento To Submit Bid For NBA All-Star Game

The NBA at-large has not noticed this lack of stardom in tinsel town but the denizens of Los Angeles are already growing restless. With that in mind, I thought I'd breakdown the most important aspects of NBA All-Star Weekend and what to watch out for.

Israel Shells Gaza with Tank Fire after 'Device Explodes' Injuring 4 Soldiers

Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, in a statement said they had fired at the Israeli jets overhead. The army said a Palestinian flag was flying in the area, and when the troops approached they were hit by the blast.

Florida Shooter Possibly Linked To White Supremacist Group

In South Carolina, a teen was arrested after a photo of him masked and holding up a rifle was reported to law enforcement. Law enforcement have said they have found no evidence of a connection between Cruz and any white supremacist group.

Controversial 'burned rock' foul causes a stir for Canadians at Olympic curling

It was mixed results for Canada in curling, with both teams going against the trend they set to start the Games. Canada's Rachel Homan then missed her targets with the final stone of the end.

Young NBA phenoms set for Rising Stars

The fans also roared for Lonzo Ball, who was selected for the US roster but unable to play due to his lingering knee injury. He finished with 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds including this three pointer that got the crowd on its feet.

Dead In Mexico Helicopter Crash After Massive Earthquake

Much of Mexico City is built on a former lakebed, where soft soil has been found to intensify the effects of earthquakes . Both the south of Mexico and the capital are still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September.

'Black Panther' draws on centuries of dreams of black self-determination

Tattoo artist Elisheba Mrozik says fans are excited because the film shows a vision of Africa that's rarely seen in cinemas. Many fans who watched early shows of the Marvel movie proudly showed off traditional African clothing for the occasion.

Indian police arrest 3 over $1.8bn bank fraud case

Officials of the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation expanded their search operation on properties linked to the accused. Kudrat Sheikh, the lawyer of Manoj Kharat said that the latter has no role in the said case and was coerced to work.

Entire family removed from Carnival Legend cruise ship over violent brawl

David Barkho says his son phoned and begged him to call authorities after he suffered a head injury while on the ship. She also said members of the family were involved in other incidents during the cruise, but declined to elaborate.

Grieving mother: 'President Trump, please do something!'

The agency acknowledged the tip-off on Friday, as anger mounted in the U.S. over the authorities' handling of the issue. Broward County police released further details of the suspect's movements before and after the shooting .