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Feb. 22, 2011

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• With the win, South Carolina ended a five-game losing streak dating back to a 64-56 win at LSU on Feb. 2.
• South Carolina now leads the all-time series against Ole Miss 14-13. The Gamecocks hold a 9-1 advantage in games played in Columbia. Carolina has won five straight in Columbia.
• South Carolina went on a 13-0 run over a 4:00 period in the first half to reclaim the lead for good. The Gamecocks trailed 16-23 at 9:09 before rattling off 13 straight to make the score 29-23 at 5:09.
• South Carolina held a 38-34 lead at halftime, marking the fourth SEC game that Carolina went into the break with the lead. South Carolina won all four of the games – 72-69 at Florida, 81-74 vs. Arkansas, 64-56 at LSU and 79-73 tonight.
• The Gamecock bench outscored the Rebel bench 23-6.
• The 10-point Gamecock lead at 12:44 left in the second half was the first double-digit lead for South Carolina in a game since holding a 13-point lead with 7:23 remaining against LSU on Feb. 2.
• Coincidentally, the LSU game was the last South Carolina victory before Tuesday night’s 79-73 win.
• South Carolina’s 14-point lead (62-48 for the first time) was the largest lead this season against an SEC opponent, surpassing the 13-point leads against LSU (Feb. 2) and Florida (Jan. 15).
• The Gamecocks shot a season best .909 (20-of-22) from the free throw line. The previous season high was .824 (14-of-17) at LSU on Feb. 2.


#15 Malik Cooke
• Is averaging 15.5 points over his last four games after scoring 13 Tuesday night. He has scored at least 12 points in six of Carolina’s last seven games.
• His third steal of the night with 00:26 remaining led to the game-clinching free throws by Ramon Galloway.
• Set new career highs for free throws made (9) and free throw attempts (10).
• At 32 minutes, was the only Gamecock to play over 30 minutes in the contest. Sam Muldrow was second in minutes played at 29.

#12 Ramon Galloway
• Hit double figures for the third consecutive game after scoring 15 points.

#24 Damontre Harris
• Had a career high with two steals, both coming in the first half.
• Set a new career high with 11 points, his first career double-digit outing. He also contributed eight rebounds, one block and two steals.
• His eight rebounds were a new high for him in conference games. His overall career high is 10 rebounds that he set against Radford (Nov. 19).

#44 Sam Muldrow
• Tied his career high with 23 points, matching the 23 he scored against Kentucky on January 22.
• Collected four blocks to improve his South Carolina record to 261 blocks for his career. He remains the SEC active leader for career blocks.
• Recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds. It was his first double effort game since going 23 points, 13 rebounds against Kentucky on January 22.
• Set a new season high with three made 3-pointers.

#5 Eric Smith
• Set a new career high with seven assists. He previously dished four assists in the victory against SC State on January 4.
• Had his first multi-assist game since dishing two assists at Vanderbilt on February 5.


• South Carolina travels to Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 26, for a 7 p.m. tip off against the Bulldogs. The game will be broadcast live on FSN as South Carolina looks to avenge a 60-56 loss two weeks ago at Colonial Life Arena.