South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks stay hot with road win over rival Georgia

South Carolina basketball extended its 4-game winning streak to 5 games with a road victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.

South Carolina basketball center Josh Gray
South Carolina basketball center Josh Gray / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball stayed hot, moving to 19-3 and 7-2 in SEC play with a road victory over the Georgia Bulldogs, avenging their home loss to the team a couple of weeks ago.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Georgia

Points

Leader: Jabri Abdur-Rahim with 20

Rebounds

Leader: Russell Tchewa with 6

Assists

Leader: Justin Hill with 4

Steals

Leader: Russell Tchewa with 2

Blocks

Leader: Jabri Abdur-Rahim with 2

Other

The Bulldogs shot 29.2% from the field and 10% from the 3-point line during the 2nd half

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Collin Murray-Boyles with 16

Rebounds

Leader: Josh Gray with 8

Assists

Leader: Ta'Lon Cooper with 8

Steals

Leader: Collin Murray-Boyles with 2

Blocks

Leader: None

Other

The Gamecocks assisted on 25 of their 2931 made shots for the game

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Ta’Lon Cooper-Meechie Johnson-Zach Davis-BJ Mack-Collin Murray-Boyles
  • Stephen Clark and Eli Sparkman were unavailable for the game; After returning from injury against Tennessee in a bench role, Myles Stute came off the bench again on Saturday.
  • The Gamecocks owned the paint on offense early as Collin Murray-Boyles and Josh Gray were really good on the block. The rebounding effort wasn't good enough, though, as BJ Mack had 0 boards in the 1st half.
  • Georgia hit 8 3-pointers in the 1st half, including a 7-10 start. Still, the Gamecocks only trailed by 2 at halftime.
  • For the 3rd time all season, the Gamecocks allowed a 40-point half. It came on the back of 8 3-pointers from the 'Dawgs.
  • The Gamecocks' 1-3-1 zone stifled the Bulldogs in the 2nd half. After scoring 40 points and making 8 3-pointers in the 1st, they had a stretch without a field goal that lasted almost 8 minutes. In the entire 2nd half, they only managed 22 points and made just 1 3-pointer.
  • Josh Gray and Collin Murray-Boyles were excellent all day, scoring 31 points (both on 7-9 shooting) and pulling down 13 rebounds.
  • Ta'Lon Cooper controlled the game when the Gamecocks were on offense, racking up 8 assists, including several easy dunks for his bigs.
  • Zach Davis was really good on defense in the 2nd half 1-3-1. He also pulled down 6 rebounds and dished out 3 assists.
  • Meechie Johnson bounced back with a solid performance. He hit 50% of his shots and 3-5 from 3-point land to score 11 points. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • BJ Mack, Jacobi Wright, and Myles Stute struggled.

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