South Carolina goes on the road for big win over Georgia

South Carolina bounced back nicely from its loss to Alabama with a strong win Saturday at Georgia.

The Gamecocks started strong and kept the lead for most of the game before pulling out a 54-57 win. South Carolina led by eight, 37-29, at halftime.

South Carolina improves to 11-6 overall and 2-3 in SEC play, while Georgia falls to 11-5 and 2-3.

Three who mattered

Frank Booker: Booker came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points, hitting 5-of-9 shots from the floor.

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Hassani Gravett: Gravett also came off the bench to provide a spark, adding 11 points.

Chris Silva: Silva was the only Gamecocks starter to reach double figures, scoring 14 points.

Observations

Strong on the bench: Behind Booker and Gravett, the Gamecocks’ reserves outscored the Bulldogs’ reserves 32-20.

Offensive struggles: South Carolina shot just 27.1 percent from the floor (16-of-59) and hit only 25 percent on 3-pointers (6-of-24). Georgia shot only 35.3 percent (18-of-51) and was also at 25 percent on 3-pointers (3-of-12).

Worth mentioning

Plenty of free chances: Both teams got plenty of chances from the free-throw line in the physical game. South Carolina was 26-of-34 from the free-throw line, while Georgia was 18-of-28.

Taking care of the ball: South Carolina had only seven turnovers, while Georgia had 14.

What’s next?

South Carolina hosts Kentucky on Tuesday.

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