South Carolina basketball uses offensive burst to beat Terriers

The South Carolina basketball team used its best offensive performance of the season to land its third straight win. On Tuesday night, the Gamecocks scored a season high 85 points en rout to an 11-point win over instate foe Wofford.

The team was led by Erik Stevenson who recorded 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting. It was easily his best game of the year as he connected on five three-pointers. After getting off to a tumultuous 2-for-26 shooting start, the transfer has converted on eight of his last 12 attempts beyond the arc. He’s scored a team-high 40 points over that time.

Also in double figures were James Reese and Jermaine Couisnard. Couisnard continues to be a staple in the South Carolina offense, scoring 14 points from his point guard position. Reese scored 15 points and dished out four assists to post one of his better all-around performances in Columbia. The backcourt is beginning to become the strength that many believed it would be when opening the season.

This was something that the Gamecocks needed to see. The team had struggled a bit offensively over the first four games, failing to reach the 80-point mark in all of those meetings. Seeing the ball go through the basket should help build some momentum with upcoming non-conference dates scheduled versus Florida State, Georgetown, and Clemson.

The Gamecocks have played at a high level defensively for most of the year under Frank Martin. If the offense continues producing at this high of a level, the South Carolina basketball team could make a run into postseason consideration.