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Gamecock men handle Georgia, 75-59, for 7th straight win against Dawgs

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That felt good.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks continued their recent and extremely enjoyable mastery over the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday, coming away with a dominant 75-59 road victory that amounted to USC’s seventh straight over UGA and its fourth straight win in Athens.

Defense was the story of the night for the Gamecocks, who held Georgia without a field goal in the game’s first 14 minutes and never looked back. The Bulldogs shot 35% from the floor, including a miserable 13% from 3-point range, and were bullied in the paint: South Carolina posted 40 points in the lane as opposed to UGA’s 22, and the Gamecocks pulled down 45 rebounds to Georgia’s 33.

A.J. Lawson led all scorers with 20 points, although three other Gamecocks also hit double figures: Jermaine Couisnard (14), Keyshawn Bryant (12), and Maik Kotsar (11). Alanzo Frink grabbed nine rebounds, and Jalyn McCreary keyed the bench with an eight-point performance.

Also, Trae Hannibal continues to come for Bryant’s dunking crown:

Now, Georgia is struggling just a bit this year, sitting at .500 (12-12) with a 2-9 SEC record. But does any win over the Bulldogs feel good? You bet it does.

South Carolina (15-9, 7-4 SEC), winners of five of its past six games, host Tennessee (14-10, 6-5) at 6 p.m. on Saturday.