The South Carolina Gamecocks men’s basketball earned a sweep of the Georgia Bulldogs, winning 66-57, Wednesday, despite their second-straight shaky shooting performance in the season series.
After defeating Georgia earlier this season shooting just 27 percent, the Gamecocks overcame shooting 24 percent in the second half and 31 percent for the game.
South Carolina made just 21 buckets from the field (13 3-pointers, 8 inside of three), but flourished at the charity stripe making 11-of-14 free throws.
South Carolina took care of the basketball, committing just five turnovers, and took advantage of Georgia’s mistakes with 18 points off of 17 Bulldogs miscues.
Georgia Head Coach Mark Fox said the structure of both of these teams leads to the hotly-contested nature of this matchup.
The win for the Gamecocks was the fourth straight win in the series, following a string of four consecutive UGA victories over USC.
Wesley Myers failed to reach double-figures in scoring during USC’s six-game losing streak, but had his second straight game with more than 10 points, tying for the team high in scoring with 15.
Chris Silva shared the lead in scoring with 15 as well, with Frank Booker pouring in 14 and Felipe Haase adding 12 to make up the Gamecocks high scorers.
Myers and Haase said this team proved its courage in the victory:
Wesley Myers & Felipe Haase
Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said after the game that he wants the nucleus of this team to demand more of the whole to keep the good run of play going.
South Carolina (15-13, 6-9 SEC) looks to try and avenge a home loss Saturday when the Gamecocks travel to Starkville for their next matchup at Mississippi State.