Gamecocks Fall at George Washington, 79-55
South Carolina Athletics
Gamecocks shot just 32.3 percent compared to 50.8 percent for the Colonials
WASHINGTON (AP) — James Bishop IV scored 15 of his 24 points in the first half when George Washington took a 20-point lead and didn’t look back, beating South Carolina 79-55 on Wednesday night.
Bishop was 8-of-19 shooting, made 5 of 8 3-point attempts, and had eight assists for the Colonials (5-2), who shot 51%. Brendan Adams added four more 3-pointers and finished with 18 points while Ricky Lindo Jr. had 15.
Chico Carter Jr., who missed the Gamecocks’ previous game, scored 13 points with three 3-pointers. Freshman Gregory “GG” Jackson II, who came in averaging over 17 points per game, finished with 11 on 4-of-17 shooting and had just two points in the first half when South Carolina (3-4) fell behind 40-20. The Gamecocks shot just 32%.
George Washington never trailed in the game and led by as many 35 in the second half.
The Colonials took their first win over a Power 5 team since beating Florida in the 2016 NIT quarterfinals.
- George Washington capitalized on 50.8 percent shooting (30-for-59) including 44.4 percent (12-for-27) from beyond the arc.
- Chico Carter Jr. led all Gamecock scorers with 13 points.
- Gregory “GG” Jackson II and Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk led Carolina with six rebounds each.
- Jacobi Wright led the Gamecocks with a team-high four assists.
- Gregory “GG” Jackson II extends his double figure scoring streak to seven games, scoring 11 points tonight against the Colonials.
- George Washington cashed in on 23 second chance points to the Gamecocks six.
Carolina (3-4) remains in D.C. for a matchup at Georgetown (4-4) on Saturday. Tip time is set for noon (ET) against the Hoyas on FS1. It’ll be the sixth matchup all-time for the Gamecocks against the Hoyas, and fourth in Washington. Carolina’s last trip to D.C. to face the Hoyas was on Dec. 5, 2002, a 67-59 Georgetown victory.