Nov. 23, 2010
South Carolina vs. USC Upstate Post-Game Notes (11/23/10)
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 four games this season. The Gamecocks out-rebounded the Spartans 55-34.
â€¢ The month of November has been kind to South Carolina. The victory improves the Gamecocks to 76-28 (.731) all-time in November.
â€¢ South Carolina improves to 2-0 in the all-time series against the Spartans. The Gamecocks earned a 75-53 win in Columbia on Nov. 22, 2008.
â€¢ The 46 combined points at halftime (SC 24-22) were the fewest combined points in a game this season for either team.
â€¢ Holding a 31-28 lead with 13:47 remaining in the second half, South Carolina went on a 14-0 run over the next 7:22 to put the game out of reach.
â€¢ USC Upstate was held to a 15-for-58 (.259) night from the floor, marking the first time the Gamecocks held an opponent to less than 30% from the field since Georgia shot .273 (29-for-53) on March 7, 2009.
â€¢ USC Upstate’s Babatund Olumuyiwa blocked nine shots. The last player to block five or more shots against the Gamecocks was LaSalle’s Aaric Murray on Nov. 19, 2009 (in Charleston, S.C.).
#12 Ramon Galloway
â€¢ Ramon Galloway is one of two Gamecocks to hit a three-pointer in every game this season (along with Brian Richardson). He finished 2-for-3 from beyond the arc.
â€¢ Ramon Galloway led the team in scoring for the first time this season with 12 points.
#30 Lakeem Jackson
â€¢ Dating back to Friday’s win against Radford, Lakeem Jackson made seven consecutive free throws (4-for-4 vs Radford, 3-for-3 vs USC Upstate).
â€¢ Lakeem Jackson tied his season high with four assists on the night.
â€¢ Lakeem Jackson has registered a steal in every game this year.
#2 Brian Richardson
â€¢ With his three-pointer just 3:54 into the game, Richardson has hit a three-pointer in every game this season. He entered the match shooting .500 from beyond the arc (8-for-16).
â€¢ Brian Richardson did not score double-digits for the first time in his career. He finished with three points.
#33 R.J. Slawson
â€¢ R.J. Slawson dished a career-high two assists.
South Carolina travels to Western Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 27 at E.A. Diddle Arena. That match is scheduled to tipoff at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live by the Hilltopper Sports Network in Bowling Green, Ky. The match will be South Carolina coach Darrin Horn’s first trip to his alma-mater since leaving in 2008 to take the head coaching job at South Carolina.