South Carolina overcame a sluggish first half and a 16-point deficit to take down Florida State 66-65 at the No Room for Racism Classic in Rock Hill, Sunday. The Seminoles raced out to 27-11 advantage before the Gamecocks came to life. South Carolina shot just 39% from the floor and hit only 1 of 6 from behind the arc in the first half. But after entering the locker room down 36-30, the second half belonged to the Gamecocks (7-2).
Freshman Devin Carter scored 11 of his 16 points after intermission and snatched a team-high seven rebounds to lead a balanced attack. James Reese V went scoreless in the first half before lighting up the Noles for 13 second-half points on 5 of 8 shooting. Wildens Leveque knocked down all three of his shots to join Carter and Reese in double figures with 10 points.
South Carolina returns home to play host to Allen at 7 p.m., Tuesday.