USC had one of its best defensive games ever under Frank Martin (File Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

USC clamped on the defense against Wyoming Sunday afternoon at the Colonial Life Arena and ran away to a 66-32 win over the Wyoming to improve to 2-0 on the young season. It’s the fewest points allowed by a Frank Martin team at USC. The Gamecocks held Wyoming to 23% shooting allowing just 4 second half field goals and 9 for the entire game. The Gamecocks also forced 15 turnovers they converted to 19 points and won the rebounding battle 41-21. The Gamecocks shot 42% and were led by Jermaine Couisnard and AJ Lawson with 12 points each.

Some key points in the Gamecock victory

  • Wyoming scored the game’s first basket, and that was the only time the Cowboys would lead. USC scored the next seven points and off the Gamecocks went from there. They had runs of 7-0 and 11-0 and led 35-16 at the half. They opened the second half with a 12-0 run to put the game away.
  • Two other Gamecocks scored in double figures with Jair Bolden notching 11 points to go along with 6 rebounds and Alonzo Frink contributing 10 points and 7 rebounds.
  • The Gamecocks hit 9 of 27 three point attempts
  • Justin Minaya and Mike Kotsar combined for just 5 points and 2-10 shooting, but Martin was not concerned because others stepped up, and he liked the defensive effort from each.
  • Final Stats

Frank Martin postgame

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