South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks' season ends at hands of Jermaine Couisnard, Oregon Ducks in NCAA Tournament

South Carolina basketball struggled, and the Gamecocks' NCAA Tournament run ended with just 1 game as Jermaine Couisnard and the Oregon Ducks eliminated USC.

Former South Carolina basketball guard Jermaine Couisnard and his Oregon Ducks ended the Gamecocks' season on Thursday.
Former South Carolina basketball guard Jermaine Couisnard and his Oregon Ducks ended the Gamecocks' season on Thursday. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Oregon Ducks
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball had its season ended by the Oregon Ducks on Thursday as N'Faly Dante and Jermaine Couisnard dominated en route to a big 87-73 victory.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Oregon

Points

Leader: Jermaine Couisnard with 40

Rebounds

Leader: N'Faly Dante and Kwame Evans each with 2

Assists

Leader: Jermaine Couisnard with 6

Steals

Leader: Three players each with 2

Blocks

Leader: N'Faly Dante and Kwame Evans each with 2

Team

The Ducks shot 59.6%/43.8%/80% and had 10 turnovers

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Meechie Johnson with 24

Rebounds

Leader: Myles Stute with 8

Assists

Leader: Ta'Lon Cooper with 7

Steals

Leader: Three players each with 1

Blocks

Leader: Three players each with 1

Team

The Gamecocks shot 44.6%/45.8%/63.2% and had 11 turnovers

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Ta’Lon Cooper-Meechie Johnson-Zach Davis-BJ Mack-Collin Murray-Boyles
  • Oregon switched between a matchup zone and man defense, causing some problems early for the Carolina offense.
  • Former Gamecock Jermaine Couisnard had two turnovers for the Ducks before he ever took a shot. He really struggled with Zach Davis guarding him but was excellent otherwise. Once Oregon started setting screens for Couisnard, he started scoring, finishing the opening half with 14 points.
  • BJ Mack was a possession killer in the 1st half, taking shots almost every time he touched the ball.
  • Collin Murray-Boyles was off in the 1st half, turning the ball over twice and logging just 1 made shot before halftime. Things didn't get better for him after halftime.
  • The Ta'Lon Cooper 3/4-court heave ended an 8-minute scoring drought (and 20-6 Oregon run).
  • Carolina shot just 32% in the 1st half, while allowing Oregon 61% efficiency.
  • No one wearing a white jersey scored more than 5 points in the 1st half despite five Gamecocks taking at least 4 shots from the field.
  • South Carolina was lifeless coming out of halftime, as well, going down by 12 quickly. The margin jumped to 18 by the 13:32 mark of the game.
  • BJ Mack and Collin Murray-Boyles were absolutely dominated by N'Faly Dante.
  • The Gamecocks fought back, but they couldn't overcome the dominance of N'Faly Dante and Jermaine Couisnard.
  • Meechie Johnson and Ta'Lon Cooper were the only Gamecocks who were good on offense, but they had tough days on defense.
  • Jermaine Couisnard, who was shooting 38% from the field on the season, dominated his former team with 40 points, a new career-high.

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