Nov. 19, 2010
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. RADFORD POST-GAME NOTES (11/19/10)
â€¢ The Gamecocks have used the same starting lineup in every game this season (Cook-Jackson-Muldrow-Richardson-Ellington).
â€¢ South Carolina has won the rebounding battle in all three games this season. The Gamecocks out-rebounded the Highlanders 51-34.
â€¢ Eleven different Gamecocks scored in the 49-point first half, led by the eight points tallied by both Brian Richardson and Stephen Spinella. Every player who entered the game for South Carolina scored in the victory.
â€¢ The Gamecocks forced 16 first half turnovers, but Radford didn’t commit their first turnover of the second half until 8:15 remained in the game. The Highlanders finished with 20 turnovers.
â€¢ South Carolina held Radford to 19 first half points, marking the first time Carolina has held an opponent to 25 points or less in a half since limiting Alabama A&M to 22 second half points on November 13, 2009.
â€¢ The month of November has been kind to South Carolina. The victory improves the Gamecocks to 75-28 (.728) all-time in November.
â€¢ Prior to Friday night’s game, South Carolina had not played a Big South opponent in a little over two years. The last game against a Big South team came in an 86-63 victory against Winthrop on Nov. 16, 2008.
â€¢ The 30-point halftime lead (49-19) was the largest halftime lead of the season for South Carolina, surpassing the 17-point lead (43-26) at the break against Elon in the season opener.
â€¢ Freshman guard Eric Smith earned his first career points with a free throw to make the score 29-12 with 7:47 remaining in the first half.
â€¢ Freshman guard Eric Smith hit his first career field goal when he drilled a three-pointer with 17:35 remaining in the second half to make the score 55-23.
â€¢ Freshman guard Bruce Ellington has dished at least five assists in all three games this season. He finished the night with five assists.
â€¢ Freshman forward Damontre Harris registered his first career blocks, finishing the night with two blocks in his second career game.
â€¢ Freshman forward Damontre Harris was the only Gamecock with double-digit rebounds after pulling down a career-high 10 boards.
â€¢ Freshman guard Brian Richardson finished with 11 points. He is the only Gamecock to hit double-digits in every game this season.
â€¢ Senior center Sam Muldrow blocked a season-high three shots. With 176 career blocks, he is now just 74 away from surpassing Brandon Wallace (249) for first place in the Gamecock history books.
â€¢ Sophomore guard Stephen Spinella hit career highs for points (15), rebounds (5), field goals made (6) and three-pointers made (3). It was his second straight game with a career high for points after hitting double-figures for the first time with 10 points against Michigan State.
â€¢ Guards Eric Smith and Ramon Galloway both hit career-high numbers for assists. Galloway tied his career high with three assists, and Smith set a new career high with four assists.
South Carolina hosts USC Upstate Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Colonial Life Arena. That match is scheduled to tipoff at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Carolinas.