USC had a chance to piece together back to back wins but it wasn’t to be Saturday at Georgia. The Gamecocks couldn’t hold on to a late three point lead in regulation and ended up losing in overtime, 62-54. The loss puts drops USC to 3-11 in SEC play and 13-14 overall.
USC had great chance to win the game in regulation. They had a three point lead in the final seconds until Bulldogs star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drained the game tying 3 with :11 seconds to go. There was a clock snafu that ended up giving the Gamecocks two cracks at winning it in regulation but Bruce Ellington failed to connect on either of the three point shots he attempted.
Then Georgia owned the overtime. The Bulldogs scored the first basket in OT and never trailed from there. Neither team will get many style points in what amounted to an ugly shooting performance for both squads. But Georgia will get the most important thing: The win.
- Georgia’s win gives them the season sweep against the Gamecocks
- Bruce Ellington scored 11 points. He was the only Gamecock to score in double figures
- Michael Carrera fouled out late in the second half
- USC returns home to face Missouri next Thursday night at Colonial Life Arena.