The South Carolina Gamecocks got blown out by St. Johns, but the game is not what anyone associated with that team is thinking about right now.
Brenton Williams went down in the second half after a drive to the rim and was taken out of the stadium on a stretcher.
He didn’t appear to move while he was on the ground, and it took a while to get him on to the stretcher and off the court, however he was allowed to leave the hospital and return home with the team.
As for the game, nothing seemed to go well for Carolina in the Big Apple.
The Gamecocks shot just 37 percent from the field and 21 percent from three-point range. The Red Storm shot 56 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the arc. Carolina shot below 60 percent from the free-throw line. St. Johns shot above 60 percent. Carolina turned the ball over 12 times. St. Johns turned it over just seven.
If there was a bright spot Thursday night, it was the play of freshman Michael Carrera. He scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in just 23 minutes, and he stayed out of foul trouble as well.
First and foremost after this loss we all hope Brenton Williams, for his own sake, returns to full health quickly.
For the sake of Gamecocks basketball, we also hope he returns to the court quickly as well. He’s the team’s second leading scorer and one of the only guys on the team who can create his own shot.
Luckily for everyone, it looks like the injury wasn’t as bad as it looked. Again, he traveled back to SC with the team after being released from the hospital.