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Nov. 27, 2004

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Senior forward Carlos Powell scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the first half as South Carolina raced to a 16-point lead en route to a 60-46 win over Temple on Saturday afternoon.

Powell finished one point shy of his career high and had 13 rebounds for his fifth career double-double.

The Gamecocks (3-0) ran their record to 28-1 at home against nonconference foes under fourth-year coach Dave Odom.

Mark Tyndale led Temple (1-2) with 13 points on 5-of-20 shooting while Mardy Collins added 12 and nine steals.

South Carolina never trailed as Powell scored 11 points in the first 8:30 as South Carolina grabbed a 16-7 lead. South Carolina pushed its lead to 34-18 on one of two foul shots by Antoine Tisby with 44.8 seconds left in the half.

The Gamecocks led 34-22 at the half after shooting 50 percent against the Owls’ matchup zone and coming up with 14 second-chance points while outrebounding Temple 27-10.

Temple hit just 29.6 percent in the opening half and had one possession in which it missed five shots. The Owls pulled within 48-40 with 5:59 remaining. But Stephen McDowell hit a 3-pointer and Powell scored on a follow shot and two foul shots to stretch the Gamecocks’ lead to 55-40 with 3:55 to go.

Tre’ Kelley had 11 points and Renaldo Balkman added 10 and eight rebounds off the bench for South Carolina.