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Jan. 16, 2010

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South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt – Post-Game Notes

• Records: South Carolina falls to 11-6 overall, 2-1 in SEC play. Vanderbilt improves to 14-3 overall, 3-0 in the SEC. The Gamecocks are 8-2 in games played at Colonial Life Arena this season. The Commodores now lead the all-time series 23-22, but the Gamecocks still hold an 11-10 edge in Columbia.
• Head Coach Darrin Horn: Falls to 143-64 in his seventh season as a collegiate coach, including a 32-16 mark in his second season at South Carolina.
• In the SEC: The Gamecocks, at 2-1 in the SEC, matching their start from the 2008-09 season. South Carolina currently stands fourth in the SEC East with Kentucky and Vanderbilt at 3-0 and Tennessee at 2-0.
• Trends: South Carolina is 9-4 this season when scoring at least 70 points. Vanderbilt’s 89 points mark the most scored against the Gamecocks this year. Tonight marks only the fourth loss under Darrin Horn when collecting at least 10 steals (Gamecocks had 15).
• Another Milestone for Downey: Devan Downey moved past Carlos Powell for sixth all-time on the South Carolina scoring list with his 20th point tonight and the 1,543rd of his Carolina career. Powell, who played from 2001-05, had 1,541 career points. Next on the list is Mike Dunleavy, who scored 1,586 points from 1972-76. Downey finished with 35 points on the night, a season high and two short of his career best. Downey also led the team in steals (6), assists (4) and rebounds (5).
• Double Figures: Four Gamecocks finished with scoring in double figures – Downey (35), Brandis Raley-Ross (11), Lakeem Jackson (11) and Sam Muldrow (10) led the way for South Carolina. It’s Downey’s 16th time in 17 games this season with 10 or more, and it’s the fifth time in six games he’s topped the 20-point mark, and the third time he’s had 30 or more. Raley-Ross hit double figures for the 11th time this season, while Jackson has now hit the mark on four occasions.
• Turning It Over: South Carolina forced Vanderbilt into 20 turnovers, the eighth time this season that a Gamecock opponent has turned it over 20 or more times. The Gamecocks are 5-3 in those contests. Of the 20 turnovers, 15 came via Gamecock steals. Downey accounted for six of those steals, while Jackson had four.