The South Carolina Gamecocks used a pair of 18-0 spurts to run away and hide from the winless George Washington Colonials, capturing third place in the Naismith Hall of Fame Tip-Off with a 90-55 win.
USC led by as many as 42, making their first seven shots from beyond three and showing more offensive momentum than any game for Frank Martin’s squad this year.
Chris Silva found himself offensively for the first time with 20 points, staying out of foul trouble and even drawing some offensive fouls on the defensive end. AJ Lawson added 19 points and Maik Kotsar poured in 12.
South Carolina returns to action at Colonial Life Arena one week from Monday, hosting the Wofford Terriers after a break for Thanksgiving.