AJ Lawson led the Gamecocks with 23 points in their exhibition victory (Sideline Carolina/Travis Bell
AJ Lawson led the Gamecocks with 23 points in the win over CIU (Sideline Carolina/Travis Bell)

USC lost its exhibition game last October. Earlier this week Frank Martin was asked what he wanted to see from his team in Wednesday night’s exhibition game. His answer was simple. A win. His players responded to his request with an 87-50 win at the Colonial Life Arena. AJ Lawson gave a glimpse of how far his came has come with a 23 point, 7 assist night in 31 minutes. Freshman Jalyn McCreary had 15 points on 7-10 shooting in 17 minutes.

Martin announced after the game forward Keyshawn Bryant will be out for an undetermined amount of time with a knee cartilage injury behind the kneecap, an injury he compared to the one that sidelined Alonzo Frink for six weeks last season. Also out Wednesday night was guard Jermaine Couisnard who Martin said has an illness that could force him to miss next Wednesday’s season opener against North Alabama.

Frank Martin postgame

 

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